Moldbugs liquidation would be a Pareto improvement on the present government. Large numbers of people would be made better off, and no one would be made worse off.
Once upon a time there was a man who was infested with parasites, that were gnawing his flesh and relieving themselves in his blood. The man said to the parasites:
Why don’t you come out of me, and I will serve you a wonderful four course meal with wine and cheese, and we will all be better off and no one will be worse off. It will be a Pareto improvement.
To which the parasites replied:
The moment we come out, you will wrap us up in newspaper, and cast us onto the fire. (more…)