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  •  Never mind the dollars. Think of the (0+ / 0-)

    wasted time. The dollars, in fact, circulate through the economy to be used over and over again, just as the letters of the alphabet are used over and over without being diminished. What we don't have more of is time. Every person that dies prematurely, whether in accidents or from preventable disease or as a result of malnutrition is a waste of time -- time can never be recouped. Just as the actual greatness of ancient Egypt was lost for centuries because of poor social policies, the potential greatness of the United States is being lost by letting too many of the population die too early. And it won't be salvaged by sacrificing the born to the unborn.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 04:12:00 AM PDT

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