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On August 5, 2010, a cave-in left thirty-three Chilean miners trapped underground. The Chilean government embarked on a massive rescue effort that is estimated to have cost between ten and twenty million dollars. There is a puzzle here. Many mine safety measures that would have been more cost effective had not been taken in Chile earlier, either by the mining companies, the Chilean government or by international donors. The Chilean story illustrates a persistent puzzle: the identified lives effect. Human beings show a ...

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    • Title: Identified Versus Statistical Lives by I. Glenn Cohen; Norman Daniels; Nir Eyal
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780190217471, 0190217472
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    • Edition: 2015 1st edition
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