# TurnTrout comments on Stepwise inaction and non-indexical impact measures

• I’ll establish two facts: that under the stepwise inaction baseline, a subagent completely undermines all impact measures (including twenty billion questions).

Note this implicitly assumes an agent benefits by building the subagent. The specific counterexample I have in mind will be a few posts later in my sequence.

• It needs to benefit for ; not necessarily for or alone.

It seems to me that, generically, since is supposed to be a hindrance to the agent, taking a few turns to then neutralise should be beneficial.