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Published: 17 April 2008

262 Pages


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. It will also inform those involved in the political process or the average voter who believes the environment should be protected through strong regulation and how cost-benefit analysis works and should be reformed.
  • 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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