Arrow Impossibility Theorems by Jerry S. Kelly and Karl Shell (Auth.)

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It is left as an exercise for the reader to show that this is a counterexample to Arrow's original version of Theorem 4-2. In response to this discovery, Arrow constructed a theorem very similar to Theorem 4-2 that does work for |E| > 3. In his second theorem, he uses the full standard domain constraint (2) and then assumes the weak Pareto condi- 39 SIMPLICITY: IMPOSSIBILITY THEOREMS tion rather than starting from nonimposition and nonnegative responsiveness and working through Theorem 3-18. Theorem 4-3 (Arrow's second impossibility theorem) There is no collective choice rule / satisfying (i) the standard domain constraint (2), (ii) each Cu = f(u) has a complete, reflexive, and transitive rationaliza­ tion R(u), (iii) independence of irrelevant alternatives, (iv) the weak pairwise Pareto condition, (v) general nondictatorship.

Therefore x e C(t;). Hence i; n C(v') ç C(»). Next we show that path independence implies Property e. Let v ç v' and suppose, contrary to Property 8, that C(t/) p C(v). ')) = C{C(v)). By the first part of this proof, Property a holds, so that from C(v) ^ vwc can derive C(v) n C(v) Ç C(C(Ü)), so C(i;) = C(C(v)). ') = C{v), a contradiction. Therefore Property s is satisfied. 4 Property s has been called the superset property [45]. 30 CHAPTER 3 Finally, from Properties a and s we will obtain path independence.

By the weak Pareto condition, CUo({y,z}) = {z}. Then, by base quasitransitivity, CUo({x,y}) = {x}. By independence of irrelevant alter­ natives, Cu({x, y}) = {x} as was to be shown. □ This contagion result is clearly disturbing; to confer apparently little power to a set S is to confer global pairwise decisiveness between all alterna­ tives. ) Many of the follow­ ing theorems are simply ways of dramatizing the disturbing nature of Lemma 4-1. Theorem 4-2 (Arrow's first impossibility theorem) There is no collective choice rule / satisfying (i) | £ | = 3 , (ii) domain; there is a subset T ç E, with |T| = 3 and (a) K=2 2 r - { 0 } , (b) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) {M| T |WG U} = RT\3 ^ n ^ oo, each Cu = f(u) has a complete, reflexive, and transitive rationaliza­ tion R(u\ independence of irrelevant alternatives, nonimposition, general nondictatorship, nonnegative responsiveness.

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