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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by fdtutf on Fri Jan 13 08:30:27 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by Spider-Pig on Thu Jan 12 13:14:03 2017.

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OMG I was saying that while treating diseases after they manifest increases economic activity, preventing them from occurring in the first place is more beneficial to society.

Treatment costs more than prevention, so it seems to make the economy bigger. But allowing diseases to manifest carries a cost both in terms of human suffering to the individual, and in terms of *decreased* economic activity because in general, people with diseases are less productive.

Sheesh.


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