Utilitarianism

In my utilitarianist view, ethics is most often about minimizing damage, not avoiding it. In most situations avoiding damage is impossible, and being that inaction is just as much of a decision as action–in that it brings about a consequence–the moral decision is to do something, and for that something to take into consideration the net effects of good and bad.

This a long winded way of saying, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

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