Dying for Nothing

Richard Posner ponders the economic puzzle of why the public views  military casualties inEx Ante Compensation for Military Death.The one comment says is best. Lee B

“That is all to say, what makes a soldier’s death in Iraq outrageous is that each signed on with the understanding that he might have to die for the sake of his country, but none of them signed on thinking he’d have to die for nothing special—like a coal miner or sky-scraper window washer.”

I doubt this academic-speak, or the commentary which follows, is much compensation to the loved ones of soliders who have died, or will die, for nothing.

Check out Cooper’s post on Pornography at Wonderland or Not.

Her posts usually end up with a good deal of discussion.

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