Friday, January 23, 2009

The Beauty of Pollution

A recent study shows that Americans live three years longer than they did decades before, and five months of this increase in life expectancy is due to cleaner air.

Over at Cafe Hayek, a reader with much wit comments...

Of course we'll have no way of knowing how much the life expectancy would have increased without the "expense" i.e. the redirecting of resources that would otherwise have been invested and ultimately resulting in more comfortable and healthier lives for everyone.

This accounts for 5 months out of three years. where did the other 2 years and seven months come from? Who gets the credit for that? The short answer is from the very same things that result in pollution.

Don't think so? then how did that kidney get rushed from California to New York overnight?

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