Download e-book for kindle: Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State by Cass R. Sunstein

By Cass R. Sunstein

ISBN-10: 0226780171

ISBN-13: 9780226780177

The White apartment workplace of data and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the United States’s regulatory overseer. In Valuing Life, Cass R. Sunstein attracts on his firsthand event because the Administrator of OIRA from 2009 to 2012 to argue that we can humanize regulation—and store lives within the process.

As OIRA Administrator, Sunstein helped oversee law in a extensive number of components, together with road defense, wellbeing and fitness care, place of birth protection, immigration, power, environmental security, and schooling. This historical past permits him to explain OIRA and the way it works—and the way it can paintings better—from an on-the-ground point of view. utilizing real-world examples, a lot of them drawn from today’s headlines, Sunstein makes a compelling case for bettering cost-benefit research, an established cornerstone of regulatory decision-making, and for taking account of variables which are challenging to quantify, equivalent to dignity and private privateness. He additionally indicates how regulatory judgements approximately future health, protection, and lifestyles itself can make the most of considering behavioral and mental examine, together with new findings approximately what scares us, and what doesn't. via higher accounting for people’s fallibility, Sunstein argues, we will be able to create rules that's at the same time extra human and prone to in achieving its goals.

In this hugely readable synthesis of insights from legislation, coverage, economics, and psychology, Sunstein breaks down the intricacies of the regulatory procedure and gives a brand new state of mind approximately law that comes with human dignity– and an insistent specialise in the implications of our choices.

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