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Prof. Anthony Gill in American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), "Why Do We Rescue When All Hope Is Lost?"

Submitted by Junhee Park on July 3, 2023 - 11:04am

Prof. Anthony Gill explains why do we rescue when all hope is lost in the rescue processes.

The article explores why we continue search and rescue efforts when all hope is lost. It argues that beyond rational efficiency, it is rooted in our human desire to care for others, honor the dead, and foster a mindset of risk-taking. Despite the costs and challenges, it is what makes us prosperous and resilient as a society.

"Why do we rescue beyond hope? Because we want people to keep hoping, dreaming, and taking chances on a better world. It is dangerous and may be inefficient, but it is what makes us prosperous human beings."

The full article can be found here.