POLB50Y3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Investopedia, Environmental Degradation, Apple Pie

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The human context: part 2: understanding politics and society, critical approaches: Imagine that the us is preparing for the outbreak of a disease, which is expected to kill 600 people. Two alternative programs to combat the disease has been proposed. Assume that the exact scientific estimate of the consequences of the program are as follows: group a: If program a is adopted, 200 people will be saved. If program b is adopted, there is a 1/3 probability that. 600 people will be saved, and a 2/3 probability that no people will be saved: which option do you prefer, a: 72, b: 28, group b: If program c is adopted, 400 people will die. The police have enough to charge both prisoners for weapons offences, but not for the robbery or the murder. The police separate the prisoners and offer them both the following deal: as it stands, you are going to jail for 2 years.

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