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  •  Interesting to do the calculation. (4+ / 0-)
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    I would love to see the results - and compare them across industries.  That would be very very enlightening.

    Is it just me, or is the headline missing a verb or something?

    Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

    by Boundegar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:57:24 AM PST

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    •  You mean the Bloomberg article (3+ / 0-)
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      Headline - can't correct that

      There is no environmental, social, economic or resource problem that wouldn't be helped by 3 billion fwer people on the planet.

      by tjlord on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:01:35 AM PST

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    •  Depends (3+ / 0-)
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      On the age of the person in question, were they healthy, what was their life expectancy, (sometimes) what is their potential future lifetime earning power, and of course possible punitive factors associated with whatever killed them.

      In the US, generally a few million dollars I think.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:06:59 AM PST

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      •  Not my point. (1+ / 0-)
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        I was wondering if, for example, WalMart puts a lower price on the life of a supply worker than Target, for example.  Or how import retailers compare to US-based manufacturers.

        A detailed study of that might just make the evening news.

        Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

        by Boundegar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:49:21 AM PST

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