Should the Circle Be Unbroken?: A Review of the Honorable Stephen Breyer's 'Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation'
22 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2012
Date Written: April 15, 1994
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
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