Trolleys, switches, and choices

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July 31, 2011
Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian Blog"
by Kent McManigal  
Posted in Commentary

"Since I don't believe rights are additive, I don't think 5 people have more rights than one. Pick any individual among the 5 and he is equal to the one. It's like saying it is 'more wrong' to kill one individual five times than to kill him once. Each person only dies once and that applies to each of the six individuals in this scenario. I also don't believe in the notions of 'greatest good,' 'general welfare,' or 'common good' -- especially as applied to scenarios like this." (07/31/11)  

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