A formal proof is offered of the fact that Individualism and Ordinalism imply the controversial condition A3 used by Kemp and Ng (1976) to show the non-existence of an individualistic social welfare function based only on ordinal preferences but objected to by Samuelson (1977) as unreasonable. Mayston's argument against our definition of ordinality is refuted; his notion of 'true ordinality' involves elements of cardinality and/or goes against individualism.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Mathematical Social Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1982|
- Social welfare function