The Value of a Life – Sharing the Human Cost of War

According to one government association, the FAA, the cost of a human life is $2.7 million. Maybe we need to create a government tax risk for the 130,000 wealthiest Americans (or whatever the equivalent number is to match the troops overseas) where they’ll randomly be hit with a $2.7 million tax each time a life is lost in the war? So far, this would have shared the burden with over 600 of the wealthiest Americans and raised over $1.6 billion.

Considering that there are over 250,000 decamillionaires in the US today (those worth more than $10,000,000), the pain of coughing up $2.7 million for Bush’s war should be a palatable sacrifice.

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