Where’s the evidence we’re not?
John Krajewski

In terms of philosophical burden of proof, the ball is in your court to prove your assertion and not the other way around. Nor can you have it both ways, in which the theory that it’s morally good to focus on time savings because *somewhere else* someone must be using that saved time to do meaningful/important things is seen as a valid position, but there’s a washing of hands when it comes time to actually go looking for where the meaningful things are happening (as well as whether or not their happening causally relates to the premise).

In other words, you can’t invoke the imaginary Doing of Morally Great Things as the prop that makes focusing on Pure Time Savings net morally positive in its creation of this theoretical time, but then fall down on producing evidence that the moral goods are actually happening somewhere. “End justifies the means” is a suspect position to begin with — made moreso by the unwillingness to show that the Means even produce the Ends as hypothesized.

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