Aggregate healthiness

posted by
July 14, 2011
Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"A team of the world’s finest physicians and pathologists combine to create a measure of 'Gross Bodily Health' (GBH). The higher is a person’s GBH, the healthier he or she is. GBH is an aggregate measure made up of measures of heart health, digestive health, pulmonary health, blood-pressure health, and a few others. The main determinant of GBH is called 'aggregate healthiness' (AH). Aggregate healthiness changes for any number of reasons -- for example, a change in the frequency of a person’s exercise or a change in a person’s diet. Higher AH, common sense tells us, causes higher GBH." (07/14/11)  

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