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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 January 2008 03:18AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 20 January 2008 03:52:44PM -1 points [-]

To the soldiers that live and work there, the machine is equivalent to one with a nominal price increase.

No, it isn't. It's possible that random happenstance could deny some people more cans than others. The set of outcomes only becomes equivalent to raising the price as the number of uses increases to infinity - and that's never assumable in the real world.

It's not fair to the people that live and work there, either.