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Valuing Life
Author: Cass R. Sunstein

ISBN: 9780226780177
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29 August 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 6.0 x 9.0 x 2.5
Description:
The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the United States's regulatory overseer. InValuing Life, Cass R. Sunstein draws on his firsthand experience as the Administrator of OIRA from 2009 to 2012 to argue that wecan humanize regulationand save lives in the process.

As OIRA Administrator, Sunstein helped oversee regulation in a broad variety of areas, including highway safety, health care, homeland security, immigration, energy, environmental protection, and education. This background allows him to describe OIRA and how it worksand how it can work betterfrom an on-the-ground perspective. Using real-world examples, many of them drawn from today's headlines, Sunstein makes a compelling case for improving cost-benefit analysis, a longtime cornerstone of regulatory decision-making, and for taking account of variables that are hard to quantify, such as dignity and personal privacy. He also shows how regulatory decisions about health, safety, and life itself can benefit from taking into account behavioral and psychological research, including new findings about what scares us, and what does not. By bet...

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