Human Resource : LUSENET : Freedom! self reliance : One Thread

This is a term that has always bothered me. Not too long ago I saw a video where the man held up a World Bank chart (I won't swear it was the World bank, but I will try to find out for sure which corporation it was) that actually put the value of each human life at $100k. {As an aside to the serious cynics...I know, seems generous in some regards, but it really isn't.} How do you all feel about it? The term and being charted in as having a worth of 100k and treated like a product, that is...

-- Doreen (, August 16, 2001


When hubby took this new job, the company took out its own insurance on him. Can't remember what they called it, but it was based on that idea. If he died, the company would lose that asset,for which the insurance company would compensate ...Of course the employees are assets to the company, but it's funny to look at it in those dollars and cents terms.

-- mary (, August 16, 2001.

Since Jesus gave His live for humans, I'd say life is very valuable. Doesn't matter that so many, such as Margaret Sanger, Hitler, etc. have tried to de-value it. I think we should look at the purpose of each individual instead of the monetary value. How sad for these people that don't realize their purpose, the wonderment of life or those that have to look at everything through $$$$$$$$.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, August 17, 2001.

Cindy, this isn't people being materialistic, this is a bank counting each human life as a financial asset with a value of $100k per life. In other words, a resource as listed in your assets column when you apply for a home loan.

I, of course, feel that human life is of inestimable value, no price can be put upon it as it doesn't qualify to be "accounted" for in a fiscal sense. It's a gift, and an opportunity.

-- Doreen (, August 17, 2001.

I thought I was saying what you're saying.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, August 17, 2001.

People are not assets to corporations, their skills are. How much value am I if I can no longer perform the duties I was trained for? It's not me they want, it's what I can do.

As for our real worth: We are worth the Blood of Christ, because that is the price that God paid to redeem us from bondage to sin. There is no greater price He could have paid.

Corporations don't love people. God loves people.

-- Skip in Western WA (, August 17, 2001.

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