[ExI] dead weight

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Thu May 16 12:55:07 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 16, 2019, 00:51 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>

> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 11:54 PM Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> But it's definitely silly, too, to pretend that Bezos' riches aren't
>> fueled by suffering.
> ### If Mr Bezos was eliminated, let's say by another unfortunate flying
> accident, what would be the resulting change in average human welfare - net
> negative, positive or neutral?

Question with a question.  How about if those 3.8 billion were eliminated?

Steve Jobs died and nothing happened except Apple got slightly shittier.
Bezos is massively replaceable:


Amazon: ok

On the other hand, if 3.8 billion people used to do the world's dirty work
and offload poverty onto died: supply chains would be fucked, there would
be terrible rippling political instability across the world...and, there
would be a new 3.8 billion poorest people.

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