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Ben_Todd comments on Quantifying the Impact of Economic Growth on Meat Consumption - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Ben_Todd 23 December 2015 02:38:39PM 2 points [-]

Strongly agree with this Carl, great point.

I wonder if a way to steel man this type of analysis is to interpret it as an argument that you're focusing on the wrong metric?

Comment author: tomstocker 30 December 2015 06:39:15AM 0 points [-]

Yep, I think the best way is to see it as a different social welfare function people are optimising for. Even if they focus only on the bits that don't cross over on a Venn diagram..

Comment author: tomstocker 30 December 2015 07:00:20AM 1 point [-]

But its clear still seems that this social welfare function implicitly values the lives of low meat consuming beneficiaries of effective aid less than the original model.