Tag: Life

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The price of development

I was interviewed on Poptech about the price of education in India, fertilizer in Kenya and human life in Zimbabwe.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The price of a longer life

What will provide a longer life? Money is clearly not enough. If economic growth automatically delivered longer lifespans, Americans would live much longer than they do. Over the past quarter century, longevity in the United States has grown slower than … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Life in Zimbabwe is really cheap

I bet you didn’t know that the United Nations puts a value on the life of people around the world. What’s even more surprising is just how cheap the life of a Zimbabwean is deemed to be: it deems that … Continue reading

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Monday, January 24th, 2011

Should we price life?

The Environmental Protection Agency is suddenly queasy about putting a price on life. Like other government agencies, the EPA uses an estimate of the value of Americans’ lives in order to assess the costs of regulations against their benefits. The … Continue reading

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