But what if there are a thousand people doing the same thing for 100 nights. Let's also assume the realized death toll is 1.6 deaths per drunk. In addition, the cops were selling get-out-of-jail cards in the event you killed up to 2 other people. All the drunks bought these cards even though they only needed cards for 1.6 deaths on average between them all. The drunks were willing to overpay because of the high marginal utility of the card. Terrible extension of the analogy, but I can only work with what I'm given.