High-income people are willing to pay more than lower-income people to avoid the risk of death For example, they are mow like))’ to pay for safety features on cars. Do you think cost-benefit analysts should take this fact into account when evaluating public projects? Consider, for instance, a rich town arid a poor town, both of which are considering the installation of a traffic light Should the rich town use a higher dollar value for a human life in making this decision? Why or why not?

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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
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7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305156050

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High-income people are willing to pay more than lower-income people to avoid the risk of death For example, they are mow like))’ to pay for safety features on cars. Do you think cost-benefit analysts should take this fact into account when evaluating public projects? Consider, for instance, a rich town arid a poor town, both of which are considering the installation of a traffic light Should the rich town use a higher dollar value for a human life in making this decision? Why or why not?

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