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:

LINK: https://www.econlib.org/age-and-the-value-of-life-a-further-reply/

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™

Textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Financial-Planning-Strategies-Advisors/dp/1482240289/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418580820&sr=8-1&keywords=david+marcinko

Your thoughts are appreciated.

THANK YOU

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One Response

  1. ‘Life-Is-Short’

    Affluent Americans Rush to Retire in New ‘Life-Is-Short’ Mindset
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/affluent-americans-rush-to-retire-in-new-life-is-short-mindset/ar-BB1gdkT2

    Irma

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