Trolley problem is stupid, teaches nothing useful. People just enjoy fantasizing about murder & pretending it’s deep moral thought, with deaths abstract so they don’t revolt us like real murder. It’s only good for training bureaucrats to kill without mercy
The trolley problem will tell you nothing about morality, though it does conveniently rationalize neoliberal policy
On trolley problems: we should spend more time inquiring into the trolley company’s lackadaisical attitude to safety, and whether it’s morally justified to cut down on voluntary brake inspections in order to maximize quarterly profits. h/t
The Trolley Problem Will Tell You Nothing Useful About Morality. Bonus shoutout to #TheGoodPlace
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The problem with the trolley problem