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But a statistics of death was also a way of making every individual meaningful, even as that meaning was determined by the aggregate. The numbers themselves began to signify not just the relative scale of tragedy, but a philosophy of it. “Counting helped shift focus from individual to total, from death to the Dead,” writes Gilpin Faust. Yet this counting also did the opposite: it made death bearable by making it specific and contained, rather than abstract. To be counted was to have existed.

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Poistettu: <blockquote class="wp-block- quote"><p>But a statistics of death was also a way of making every individual meaningful, even as that meaning was determined by the aggregate. The numbers themselves began to signify not just the relative scale of tragedy, but a philosophy of it. “Counting helped shift focus from individual to total, from death to the Dead,” writes Gilpin Faust. Yet this counting also did the opposite: it made death bearable by making it specific and contained, rather than abstract. To be counted was to have existed.</p><cite><a href="https:/ /www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/ 04/21/numbering- the-dead/">Numbering the Dead</a></cite> </blockquote>Lisätty: <blockquote class="wp-block- quote"><p>in general, if a Wall Street bank comes to you out of the blue and says “hey we’ll pay you $50 to take some risk off our hands,” you should run away! Wall Street banks are not generally in the business of overpaying for protection that they do not need, and their derivative pricing models are probably better than yours.</p><cite><a href="https:/ /www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ articles/2020- 05-01/it-doesn- t-pay-to-be-too-ethical">It Doesn’t Pay to Be Too Ethical</a></ cite></blockquote>
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