The New York Times has an interesting article in the Sunday Magazine on the value of life.
Its something that has been at the forefront of regulatory reform here in DC for a number of years and is vital to the proper completion of a cost benefit study. The Times Article isn't perfect, but its got enough information to give you a general sense of whats involved.
It quickly mentions the difference in regulatory value between senior citizens and the working young. This was the source, and continues to be the source, of some heated political discourse here in DC.
Anyway, its worth a quick read. I'm going to post more on it on Monday.