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Allowing cross-border trade in service in the EU might reduce prices an average of, say, 2%. If income is equivalent to, say, a third of the time spent earning that income, then the price decrease is equivalent to about 0.6% of a life-year per person per year. About 300 million people work in the EU, for an effect over the next decade of 1.8 million life-years/year x 10 years = 18 million life-years.

Human News aims to devote 1 character to each 40,000 life-years, or 1000 average lives. Thus, this story can have (18 million) / 40,000 = about 450 characters.

Comparing the space devoted to articles in Human News and on the front page of the standard newspaper, this article occupies 23% of Human News and 3% of the standard newspaper.

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