Monday, November 18, 2013

Moral calculus

Related to my previous post, JustOneMinute points out:

And do let's note - a standard lib talking point during the promotion of Obamacare was that access to health insurance saves lives. Dare we presume that failure to implement Obamacare thereby costs lives, eventually if not by this weekend? Ezra Klein was talking about 15,000 to 20,000 lives per year, which dwarfs the 1,833 who died at Katrina.

It’s an interesting moral question. If someone sees what they believe is a great wrong and attempts to fix it but instead makes the situation worse, is he more or less culpable than those who did nothing?

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