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Old 01-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #9
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Governments do exactly the same kind of calculations. There are multiple parts of the US bureaucracy that calculate the value of a human life (coming up with different numbers, naturally), and that information is used to decide whether or not to spend money on things like road improvements or guard rails.

You might not like that approach, but it's simply not true that "if it saves just one life", some change or activity is therefore worth any amount of money and effort to implement. And failing to exert the maximum possible effort to prevent any detectable problem is not just limited to evil giant corporations and their filthy profit motive.
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