[What "utilitarian" means could use some resolving, so I just treated this as "people".]
I would disagree. I tried to find the relevant post in the sequences and found this along with it:
sacrificing epistemic rationality is a slippery slope, like The Legend of Murder-Gandhi.
Would I accept that processes that take into account resource constraints might be more effective? Certainly, thought I think of that as 'starting the journey in a reasonable fashion' rather than 'going backwards' as your statement brings to mind.