Should the Circle Be Unbroken?: A Review of the Honorable Stephen Breyer's 'Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation'

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Victor Byers Flatt

University of Houston Law Center; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute

Date Written: April 15, 1994

Abstract

In Breaking the Vicious Circle, The Honorable Stephen Breyer posits that the public's approach to risk regulation is irrational. This article suggests that Justice Breyer has mis-identified the problem. That rather than being irrational, regulators and scientists have failed to examine the important issues to persons concerning how risk is allocated.

Keywords: risk regulation, economics, environmental regulation, environment, toxic torts, RCRA

JEL Classification: D10, D39, D63, D81, I18, K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Flatt, Victor Byers, Should the Circle Be Unbroken?: A Review of the Honorable Stephen Breyer's 'Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation' (April 15, 1994). Environmental Law, Vol. 24, No. 1707, 1994, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2040029

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