Taking Responsibility

The Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy 4:1 (2014)

61 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2019

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Robert Ackerman

Wayne State University Law School

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Part I of the essay focuses on the Katrina disaster and the abdication of government responsibility on the local, state, and national levels both before and after the hurricane.

Part II suggests the Chernobyl experience as a counterpoint, cautioning us regarding the dangers of too much government control.

Part III explores the underlying attitudes toward government in the United States, suggesting that hostility toward government has resulted in a "tragedy of the commons" that undermines the public welfare.

Part IV outlines a series of communitarian guidelines for principled consideration of the proper role of government.

Suggested Citation

Ackerman, Robert, Taking Responsibility (2014). The Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy 4:1 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3475736

Robert Ackerman (Contact Author)

Wayne State University Law School ( email )

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Detroit, MI 48202
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