[SEQ RERUN] The Majority Is Always Wrong

by badger1 min read23rd May 20113 comments


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Today's post, The Majority Is Always Wrong was originally published on April 3, 2007. A summary (from the LW wiki):

Anything worse than the majority opinion should get selected out, so the majority opinion is rarely strictly superior to existing alternatives.

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