Journals Higher Education



16 April 2008

262 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195368574

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Retaking Rationality

How Cost Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health

Richard Revesz and Michael Livermore

  • A compelling argument for why progressive groups need to reclaim rational economic analysis in order to affect broad scale policy change
  • Provides a detailed account of the role of "reason" and "sound science" in politics and public policy
  • Focuses on economic analysis of regulation and how progressives can take advantage of the current political climate to advance a strong agenda in the field of environmental, public health and safety regulation

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