Cerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
I know there are some people here who think that you cannot put a price on the life of a human being, or that everyone is worth the same.
In a perfect world, that would be great.
But in the real world, not all people are created equal, nor are they worth the same. Whether you realize it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, each and every last one of us has a very specific dollar amount that we are worth to the government and/or insurance industry.
So my question to you is just as the topic says:
"What is a life worth?"
What are the criteria? I've heard that there are great disparities in what the US Government are paying out to the kin of September 11 victims. I realize that a big part of it is how much Life Insurance that a person carries.
What about the "unspoken" or "unwritten" factors?
How do the following get factored in when their worth is being determined by bean counters behind closed doors?
Bank account/asset net worth
Number of dependents
Place of residence
Number of friends
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2250 times:
Sometimes I like to throw out something from left field, even if I really completely disagree. Sort of like when MattD created Leopold, and whoever was hairyass was around. However I don't go to such lengths as make a new user name, I just post it under mine and see where it gets me.
I believe most humans have an inherent multiplicity, or at least the ability to see things from multiple points of view, such as a purely selfish point of view, or a point of view that encompasses the greater good. Sometimes the reference can be short term or long term.