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 Adam Tyson
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That's not a stupid question at all, JocelynL! The problem with answer C is that it is possible that only the member's constituents are made happier, and that could still mean the sum total of all happiness is increased. If one person is made happier, then we can add that happiness to the total of all happiness, and that total would go up! One smile makes the whole world brighter, right? The issue isn't who is made happier, but whether the total of all happiness has increased. The problem is that the member of Parliament has not taken into account the possibility that the total could go down even though his constituents' happiness went up. What if making them happy made a lot of other people unhappy?

So, the constituents are not ALL of the people that matter, but they are a part of the total, so they DO matter.

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