The Economics of Human Behaviour: Chapter 6
Dying: The Most Economical Way to Go!
o The economics of dying often reflects the manner which one lived
o We all prefer a longer life to a shorter one
o We also prefer a higher quality of life than a lower quality
The Economics of Dying
o Should we feel sorry for a person who is dying with all his/her organs failing?
Malfunctioning organs generally point to the fact that the person had a fun life
Smoking causes respiratory problems; eating junk food causes clogged
Person who dies with all of his/her organs malfunctioning may mean full
utilization of organic capital assets in pursuit of satisfaction
Dying with a perfect liver may mean not enjoying many enjoyable drinks
o Should you treat your bodily organs as you treat your wealth: You can’t take i