Re: FW: Voting and Idea Futures

From: Sasha Chislenko (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 20:50:41 MST

>Peter McCluskey wrote:
>Pain and death should lower GWP. I agree that in principle GWP could
>be improved to measure individual preferences for "freedom", but I'm
>skeptical that this choice is close enough to the border line that
>adding freedom in would actually change the decision. How much larger
>than the pain and death effects do you think the freedom effect would be?

Pain and death of eaten animals don't seem to lower GWP, if you don't
count the animals, and they can't hurt you back. Gladiator fights
would probably increase entertainment spending; killing off people
advocating voluntary simplicity, may increase GWP as well.

Inequality of income and social positions also causes some suffering,
but it gives people more incentives to produce...

Sasha Chislenko <>

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