Today's post, Unbounded Scales, Huge Jury Awards, & Futurism was originally published on 29 November 2007. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):
Without a metric for comparison, estimates of, e.g., what sorts of punitive damages should be awarded, or when some future advance will happen, vary widely simply due to the lack of a scale.
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The link to the post is incorrect; it points to the previous rerun, should point here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/li/unbounded_scales_huge_jury_awards_futurism/
Edit: It has been fixed. Thanks. :)
Typo in the wiki: punitive is spelled as punative.