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27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 January 2009 09:58AM

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Comment author: JamesAndrix 24 January 2009 02:26:34AM 2 points [-]

Eliezer: For some reason this seems to me to bring a lot of things together very concisely, but doesn't seem to require too much background reading. I expect I will send people here.

Nazgul, Justin: Also of important is the actual rate and risk. If the original crime rate is quite low, two orders of magnitude more is still probably not enough risk to rationally pass on something of value. (Say, visiting a friend in said neighborhood.)

I've mostly heard this kind of argument from people who _drive cars_.