Re: FW: Voting and Idea Futures

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 07:40:19 MST

Sasha Chislenko 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. ...
>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.

Perhaps you missed where this thread started from. I didn't defend
GWP as the final best measure. I just said that using it in futarchy
would be better than the democratic status quo.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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