Mr Kobe Bryant's sudden and untimely demise has resulted in various conspiracy theories. The discussion on the veracity of those conspiracy theories will be a topic of discussion on its own and will be presented in the near future. In this brief, we will present our analysis on life expectancy trends, and what a healthy, risk-careful individual's life expectancy should be as of now and based on long-term trends?
Is it the onus of the government to pay any healthy individual's family due compensation for uncalled for increase in fatalities coming out of government's implementation of new policies - for egs., Cannabis legalization and its potential impact in terms of health and risk hazards, Passing rules to promote technologies to enable easy access for certain organizations to private data and in turn intrude into privacy; increasing surveillance power to those with disproportionate resources?
Coming first to the topic of life expectancy, it varies around the world. However, the long-term trend supports significant increase in life expectancy. For example, the average life expectancy has almost doubled to 70 years since 1900 with the lowest life expectancy on record is around 53 years. A person from Nigeria would on an average live up to 54 years or so, whereas a person in Kenya would live on average to 63 years. In the same way, the average life expectancy for the US is around 78 years, whereas, that in India is around 69 years and in China is close to 77 years.
What does the meaning of all these numbers?
Let us take a person from the USA. Based on current stats, a healthy citizen of the US could live on average to 78 years.
If that were the case, let us say a healthy individual with clean habits, fiscal and debt-free (less) mindset, financially prudent and physically fit has a sudden and questionable demise for no fault of the person, should then the government take responsibility and be made liable for that demise? If yes, how should the compensation work?
Should there be legal repercussions as well as defined by constitutional rights that would strengthen the value of lives of their citizens?
Let us take this student-teacher Q/A example:
Teacher: Who built Taj Mahal?
Student: Yes, Shah Jahan gets the credit for building the Taj Mahal that was built in remembrance of his wife. However, it was built by the workers and not by Shah Jahan directly under the instruction of Shah Jahan.
What is the connection between the Student/Teacher example shared above and this topic of discussion?
To be cont'd....