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The Resource The cost-benefit revolution, Cass R. Sunstein

The cost-benefit revolution, Cass R. Sunstein

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The cost-benefit revolution
Title
The cost-benefit revolution
Statement of responsibility
Cass R. Sunstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why policies should be based on careful consideration of their costs and benefits rather than on intuition, popular opinion, interest groups, and anecdotes. Opinions on government policies vary widely. Some people feel passionately about the child obesity epidemic and support government regulation of sugary drinks. Others argue that people should be able to eat and drink whatever they like. Some people are alarmed about climate change and favor aggressive government intervention. Others don't feel the need for any sort of climate regulation. In The Cost-Benefit Revolution, Cass Sunstein argues our major disagreements really involve facts, not values. It follows that government policy should not be based on public opinion, intuitions, or pressure from interest groups, but on numbers―meaning careful consideration of costs and benefits. Will a policy save one life, or one thousand lives? Will it impose costs on consumers, and if so, will the costs be high or negligible? Will it hurt workers and small businesses, and, if so, precisely how much? As the Obama administration's “regulatory czar,” Sunstein knows his subject in both theory and practice. Drawing on behavioral economics and his well-known emphasis on “nudging,” he celebrates the cost-benefit revolution in policy making, tracing its defining moments in the Reagan, Clinton, and Obama administrations (and pondering its uncertain future in the Trump administration). He acknowledges that public officials often lack information about costs and benefits, and outlines state-of-the-art techniques for acquiring that information. Policies should make people's lives better. Quantitative cost-benefit analysis, Sunstein argues, is the best available method for making this happen―even if, in the future, new measures of human well-being, also explored in this book, may be better still."--
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Sunstein, Cass R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Administrative law
  • Trade regulation
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Public administration
Label
The cost-benefit revolution, Cass R. Sunstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Against expressivism -- I. Where we are -- The triumph of the technocrats -- A foreign language -- Willingness to pay and the value of life -- Welfare : the master value -- The knowledge problem -- II. Frontiers -- Moral commitments -- On mandatory labeling -- The role of courts -- Privacy and national security -- Free speech -- Conclusion : Best-laid plans
Control code
on1022976976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780262038140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022976976
Label
The cost-benefit revolution, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Against expressivism -- I. Where we are -- The triumph of the technocrats -- A foreign language -- Willingness to pay and the value of life -- Welfare : the master value -- The knowledge problem -- II. Frontiers -- Moral commitments -- On mandatory labeling -- The role of courts -- Privacy and national security -- Free speech -- Conclusion : Best-laid plans
Control code
on1022976976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780262038140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022976976

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