How much is a life worth (re: lockdown stimulus)
It sounds like we may be in for another multi-$T stimulus, possibly $4T minimum. Combined that with previous $2.2T stimulus and we’re looking at $6T in spending to stimulate the economy due to the effects of the lockdowns. Someone on here mentioned that doing nothing would have ultimately cost the US 1.5M lives, meaning the lockdowns are saving maybe 1.2M people?
So, am I crazy, or did the US government just declare a $5,000,000/person value of keeping people alive through the lockdowns? Obviously, a good portion of people who survive will have some long-term damage and that should be considered, but has anyone felt that politicians are maybe taking a bit too much from our future retirements in their “response” to covid-19? At some point, the taxpayer has to pay for Pelosi’s grand spending plans.
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