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Robin Hanson on Respecting Poor People

curator on 9. Mar, 2011 — Lang: English

Robin Hanson on Respecting Poor People
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    Based on economist Robin Hanson's explanation of population ethics and why the repugnant conclusion is not so repugnant, in a blogging-heads discussion with Karl Smith - http://www.overcomingbias.com/2011/03/econ-of-ai-blogging-heads-tv.html

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    Well, I've got great news!

    Hey kid! I hear you're starving to death and riddled with parasites!

    Yeah, it's fucking shitty!

    No, I've created 100,000 MORE children just as hungry and miserable as you!

    You're going to provide me with my minimum daily caloric needs?

    How is that good news??

    Well, aren't you glad to be alive, kid?

    I guess so, but -

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    Now 100,000 more children get to experience the precious gift of life!
    Isn't that great news?

    Also, they're going to be competing with you for food - better get to work, kid!

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    Tags:
    Robin Hanson, repugnant conclusion, population ethics, metaethics, Derek Parfit
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  • Zoltar 9.3.2011
    FANTASTIC !! THUMB UP and FAVS !!! :)

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