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Doug Casey


Ezekiel Emanuel


We hear a lot of public agonizing from Washington and the chattering classes about the "infinite" value of a "priceless" human life. ... What is a human life worth to you? Let's take the emaciated Ethiopian... A dollar a month? ...$10? ...$100? ...$1,000? Almost certainly not. So that child's life actually has a real dollar value to the person who's going to write the check. Forget the generalities about infinite value. That only washes if you're spending other people's money...
28 Mar 2002    Source
Agree Can you put a price on life? Agree
Patients were to receive whatever services they needed, regardless of its cost. Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life. ... Indeed, many physicians were willing to lie to get patients what they needed from insurance companies that were trying to hold down costs. ... There is no consensus about what substantive principles should be used to establish priorities for allocations.
27 Aug 2009    Source