Valuing life : humanizing the regulatory state /

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the United States's regulatory overseer. Cass R. Sunstein draws on his firsthand experience as the Administrator of OIRA from 2009 to 2012 to argue that we can humanize regulation -- and save lives in the process. As OIRA Ad...

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Main Author: Sunstein, Cass R. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Table of Contents:
  • Franklin's algebra
  • Inside government
  • Human consequences, or the real world of cost-benefit analysis
  • Dignity, financial meltdown, and other nonquantifiable things
  • Valuing life, 1: Problems
  • Valuing life, 2: Solutions
  • The morality of risk
  • What scares us
  • Epilogue: Four ways to humanize the regulatory state
  • Appendix A: Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011
  • Appendix B: The social cost of carbon
  • Appendix C: Estimated benefits and costs of selected federal regulations
  • Appendix D: Selected examples of break even analysis
  • Appendix E: Values for mortality and morbidity