If a supreme entity promised the pleasures of life, idleness, well-being and health for all Italians forever, but in return killed 500,000 people chosen at random among them, would you accept? Why not?

If a supreme entity promised the pleasures of life, idleness, well-being and health for all Italians forever, but in return killed 500,000 people chosen at random among them, would you accept?  Why not?

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This is what jurist Guido Calabresi calls the “gift of the evil spirit”:

we prefer the car

we are in fact taking advantage of a comfort that gives -being and introduce the system the

risk

that some people

may they die

.

The book is from 1985, at the the United States had 217M inhabitants, car accidents 55 thousand deaths a .

In this question the

of victims is ten times greater

The population is three and a half times smaller, the potential benefits are greater and there is no annual recurrence.

I don’t think that many of those who would reject the hypothetical gift would deprive of the comfort of the car in life, the risk/reward profile the two “models” is not that different.