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91 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 September 2007 06:31PM

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Comment author: CuSithBell 18 March 2011 04:03:33AM 0 points [-]

Huh! Thanks for the thorough analysis :) I'd say the most likely intent behind the statement is that people with direct political power should use it for the benefit of those without direct political power - i.e. elected officials and so forth should provide support for minority groups without much voting power. In which case your initial thought that they intended a "de dicto" reading could be right!

Did I tip my hand about being a mathematician by mentioning set theory? ;)