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Planet Money

#991: Lives Vs. The Economy

25:24 | Apr 15th

3 recommendations
The economy will start back up again. When it does, it'll be because someone decided that it was worth the lives risked, and lost. Today on the show: How that decision is made....Show More


gitawidyasari recommended:May 28th

Excellent episode to know how much actually a human life worth from the economist

bigfoot_skeptic recommended:Apr 16th

A "statistical human life" is worth $10 million USD. This number is generally used for decision making regarding new safety standards and policies. This episode describes the history of how that number came to be, how it is used, and some of the shortcomings of its use.

mmApr 16th

@bigfoot_skeptic 😭