Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 02: "PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON LIFE": Michael Sandel – Justice What's The Right Thing To Do Episode 02 "PUTTING A


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Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 02: "PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON LIFE"

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PART ONE: PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON LIFE

Today, companies and governments often use Jeremy Benthams utilitarian logic under the name of cost-benefit analysis. Sandel presents some contemporary cases in which cost-benefit analysis was used to put a dollar value on human life. The cases give rise to several objections to the utilitarian logic of seeking the greatest good for the greatest number. Should we always give