The dumbest thing Batman ever said

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December 6, 2016
EconLog
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"No one should be a utilitarian. But from a utilitarian point of view, Batman's logic is superficially appealing: He can sacrifice one life to save 7 billion humans with 1% probability, for a net expectational gain of 69,999,999 lives. Until, of course, you pause and reflect. Consider the following utilitarian counter-arguments, in ascending order of quality." (12/05/16)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2016/12/the_dumbest_thi.html  

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