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Sacrificing Lives for Profits

Sacrificing Lives for Profits

This is a lesson plan which links to an article about the topic. The purpose of the lesson is to help students: 1) understand the concept of marginal value 2) recognize how the tradeoffs we make involve calculations of cost and benefit 3) realize how scarcity relates to issues of safety and 4) explore how policies often respond to seen consequences or effects, while ignoring the unseen."...

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