The Economic Value of a Human Life, And Other Interesting Reads

Linkblogging is definitely allowed in a pandemic. Here are some words I believe are worth your attention.

How do you value a human life? Planet Money takes us through the economists’ lens with a history lesson on how this questions has been answered in public policy debates over the past several decades (which is different than say, damages for wrongful death lawsuits). Bunch of new information for me including:

“There’s a rule that any federal safety regulation that’s going to cost more than a