Justice: Value of Human Life

Those of you who are sitting at home considering questions about policy and decision-making concerning this virus  thing (and not just using it to further your already entrenched beliefs about which political team to support) may find the below video of some interest. The Pierces enjoy the whole series.

Lecture 3 – Putting a Price Tag on Life
Sandel presents some contemporary cases in which cost-benefit analysis was used to put a dollar value on human life. The cases give rise to several objections to the utilitarian logic of seeking “the greatest good for the greatest number.” Is it possible to sum up and compare all values using a common measure like money?

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