Friday, July 18, 2008

Sucks to You: Your Life is Now Worth 11 Percent Less

"The Associated Press examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s cost-benefit analysis over the past 12 years and came to a startling conclusion: The statistical value of an American life is worth almost $1 million less than it was five years ago." (christian science monitor)

The thought that life can be valued at all is really scary, but look on the bright side: the AP also notes that "the EPA places the highest amount of value on a human life of any government agency."
Wow, that makes me feel a whole lot better.

Happy friday. Please don't die.

1 comment:

jg3 said...

That's interesting. I wonder if that's because in the last decade my potential to become an actual millionare has decreased by about 11 percent?

or maybe the ratio of all wealth globally to the number of people globally has shifted.

or maybe the gov't hates us.

happy Friday indeed.