such is our fear of death that we cannot even bear to admit to ourselves how many of our fellow humans make decisions about death every day.

Auto executives. Actuaries. Engineers. Airlines. Most industries with safety concerns. The military, and defense contractors. Health care providers, and insurers. Pharmaceutical manufacturers. Product manufacturers. Families of the terminally ill. World leaders. Insurgent groups around the globe. Despots. Fascists. Psychopaths. Murderers. Pro-lifers.

Soon, your car (or at least, apparently, your neighbor's).

Everywhere, collateral damage. Calculated risk.

Eye for an eye.

End justifies means. To whatever end.

The right to end our *own* lives is still hotly contentious... such is our distaste for admitting and adjudicating The End.


We can't face it.