Mortal equivalence: Whitney Houston versus Gary Carter versus...? Posted By: halthouse1 2/17/2012 10:18:04 AM The Political Commentator, by Michael Haltman Original Article
How do we, as prompted by the media, measure the mortal equivalence between the deaths of two people?
In the first place don't try and find a definition for mortal equivalence because as far as I can tell I may actually be the coiner of the phrase. Until I'm not of course.
What I mean by this question of mortal equivalence starts with the fact that the death of Whitney Houston, although for the most part self-inflicted, is most certainly a tragedy.