Over at Marginal Revolution, Alex Tabarrok writes:
Tyler asks, following philosopher Alastair Norcross, whether it could ever satisfy a cost-benefit test for one person to die a terrible and tortured death in order to alleviate the headaches of billions of others by one second. Tyler begs off with “a mushy mish-mash of philosophic pluralism, quasi-lexical values” and moral conceit. I will have none of this. The answer, is yes.
Bastiat presciently commented:
The plans differ; the planners are all alike.
Ditto for “libertarian” planners.