I quote from John Harsanyi "Can the Maximin Principle Serve as a Basis for Morality? A Critique of John Rawls's Theory" (1975) (My italics).
But then came a growing realization that the maximin principle and all its relatives lead to serious paradoxes because they often suggest wholly unacceptable practical decisions. The other-Bayesian-school of thought, which is now dominant, proposes expected-utility maxi-mization as decision rule under uncertainty.
Additional Note: Harsanyi then adumbrates a scenario in which a man could fly from NY to Chicago to take up a better paying job than that which he already has. The worst-case scenario is that he dies flying to Chicago (forgive me if I am wording this inaccurately) and so the maximin principle demands this course of action be avoided, resulting in seemingly irrational action. Is this a fair analogous example of the maximin principle with which to critique Rawls?