How much is your life worth?

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EPA says it is only worth 7.22 million! Wow! I just read the article by “Cosmic Markdown: EPA Says Life Is Worth Less” Read entire article here!

 I was shocked to know that there are agencies out there putting a price on the value a human being. .......”Last week, it was revealed that an Environmental Protection Agency office had lowered its official estimate of life's value, from about $8.04 million to about $7.22 million.”

 Oh really!

 ......."By reducing the value of human life, which is really a devious way of cooking the books, the perceived benefits of cleaning up the air seem less,"

 How dare anyone tell me how much they think my family and my life are worth!

 “Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money” by that standard---I am the wealthiest person I know. I would not take any money for my family or my life, my health—they are priceless!


What are your thoughts on this?

Well, that’s all I have say about that—Yes this my “Forrest Gump Moment” of the day!


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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

At the rate of inflation I think we are worth more.  But overall some people dont think they are worth much.  By having life they are actually abundantly rich.

Jul 19, 2008 02:03 AM #1
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Yes Chuck I agree--thanks for your comment!

Jul 19, 2008 02:06 AM #2
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Is the government telling us our life is in a declining market? Here's the question can I get a subprime mortgage 100% mortgage on it?

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Jul 19, 2008 02:26 AM #3
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Hmmm maybe I can get a reverse mortgage on my value. Would they factor in depreciation... umm I mean appreciation? I sort of work out now.

Jul 19, 2008 02:35 AM #4
Edward W. Lui
Mars Hill Realty Group - Georgetown, TX
Georgetown Texas Real Estate

Yeah, the more they do this, the more they can justify abortion..."'s only worth $50."  Horrible indeed.


BTW - thanks for visiting my blog Aida:)

Jul 19, 2008 05:43 AM #5
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Lou, and Mike---thanks for the laguh

Edward---never saw it that way---but you are right!  You're welcome!

Jul 19, 2008 10:21 AM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

That's unbelievable, Aida. So, does our "value" go down as population increases? Is there only so much "value" in the world?

elizabeth weintraub sacramento real estate agent

Jul 21, 2008 04:58 AM #7
Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

Hi Elizabeth---thank you for your comment.  Yes, unbelievable that someone would even dare put a "price tag" on life!  I know that my value in this world is not accordingto anyone else's standard--what the world thinks is of no consquece to me--only what God, my Creater thinks! 

And who are these people that say how much a life is worth?

What is the difference between Value and Price?

Jul 21, 2008 06:21 AM #8
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV

Aida, Thank you for the information... I can't believed. I am so lost of words. How can someone even conceive such a notion. Life is so precious! and to have a dollar sign on it... is an insult.

Jul 22, 2008 04:17 PM #9
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