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President John Garvey, discussed the presidential election outlook in a post published by Catholic Philly. See below.

How the presidential election is like a runaway trolley

From: Catholic Philly
Date: October 19, 2016
Author: John Garvey

There is a thought experiment in moral philosophy, made famous by Philippa Foot, called the trolley problem. Imagine you are the driver of a runaway trolley that you can steer but not stop. Up ahead, the track forks in two.

On the left, there are five men working. If you go that way, you will surely kill them all. (And let us suppose the trolley is heading that way.) On the right, there is one man working. If you turn the trolley in that direction, you will kill him. What do you do?...

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