Philosopher Graham Oddie on Brexit and Voting Procedures

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Via Facebook this morning: “If the outcome of a vote affects people disproportionately why should each vote be counted as one? Take Brexit. If you are a 20 year old Brit this will likely have have massive consequences for you for the next 50 years. If you are 70, not so much and for a much shorter period of time. In a case like this votes should be weighted, and the weight of a vote should be a decreasing function of age. I propose the following simple formula. Where V is the voting age, A is a person’s age at voting, and T is the terminal voting age (the age after which a person’s vote should not count at all) each vote counts: (T-A)/(T-V). So long as T<90 on this way of counting votes REMAIN clearly won a massive victory.”

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