The History Of Putting A Price On Everything

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Why policymakers calculate the cost of life and death, sickness and health

  • Bob Beal

    “For if capitalism meant the transformation of land and lives into units of wealth-producing human capital, it also meant the transformation of sickness and death into a currency of wealth-reducing decapitalization. And this poses a question: wealth for whom?”

    Is wealth even a good metric? Does a wealth focus detract from prosperity, which includes happiness and health?