Re: [OPE-L] the wisdom of crowds

From: GERALD LEVY (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Thu Dec 06 2007 - 09:29:41 EST

> The democratic approach relies on having a sufficiently large number of ordinary people in the deliberative body for their collective wisdom to exceed that of one man or woman. 
Hi Paul C:
What is a  "sufficiently large number of ordinary people"? 
Couldn't this be anticipated to work better the larger the 
number of people from whom the deliberative body is
randomly selected?  One can't assume that what might 
work in a large society will work for a small group and
vice versa.
In solidarity, Jerry 

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