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Carriage Return wrote: »
I'm glad Logan's Run was already mentioned - I'll chip in Boxer from Animal Farm.
I don't intend to die of old age, but then I have no descendants who would regret each day I went "too soon"
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has provoked anger after suggesting it would be better if elderly citizens hurried up and died lest they act as a drain on the budget, The Guardian reported yesterday.
"Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government," Aso said. ?The problem won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die."
ShyBoy wrote: »
I think it works both ways - economics should be informed by ethics as well.
I'm With Stupid wrote: »
I don't see why. Economics is (or should be) simply the study of how things work economically. If we do X the result is Y. It's up to ethics to decide if Y is a desirable outcome.