Chapter 18

Model Complexity (and How Ensembles Help)


How do you choose the next President of the United States (or any elected official)? Different people and groups of people have different ideas about who would be the best candidate to put into office. Totalitarian systems install the strongest person into office (or the one with the most military power). This system leads almost always to repressive and unilateral governments from the perspective of one person. Demographic systems form more representative governments by giving all or part of the people a vote for the winner. In the U.S. ...

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