Age and the [Economic] Value of Life?

A Further Reply

By Bryan Caplan

“Old Lives Matter.”

I fully agree with the title of Jeremy Horpedahl’s latest reply on the value of life.  To say that the life of an 80-year-old is worth 1% or .1% as much as the life of a 10-year-old is not deny the high value of elderly lives, because 10-year-old lives are immensely valuable.

However, I disagree with almost all of Jeremy’s arguments.  To wit:


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Your thoughts are appreciated.



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