by CarlD

— though your life may be to you, your faith and/or your moral philosophy, the gummint has its value nailed down to a statistical nicety. Just so you know, that’s $6.9 million, which is a sweet discount of $1 million from five years ago.

This figure is used to calculate the costs and benefits of regulations, for example by the Environmental Protection Agency. So for a regulation anticipated to save ten lives to be ‘worth it’, it would have to cost less than $69 million to implement, and so on. Our tax dollars at work.

It’s very upsetting that there’s no apparent calculation for the special value of the lives of children. Won’t somebody think of the children?


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