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Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation

Breyer, Stephen G.

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ISBN 10: 0674081145 / ISBN 13: 9780674081147
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1993
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24 cm, 127, tables, notes, index. Justice Breyer's Oliver Wendell Holmes lectures, delivered in 1992 while he was Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Breyer explores three generic difficulties that plague efforts to reduce health risks. This is an important public policy work by a future Supreme Court Justice. Bookseller Inventory # 31580

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Title: Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward ...

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1993

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Breaking the Vicious Circle is a tour de force that should be read by everyone who is interested in improving our regulatory processes. Written by a highly respected federal judge, who obviously recognizes the necessity of regulation but perceives its failures and weaknesses as well, it pinpoints the most serious problems and offers a creative solution that would for the first time bring rationality to bear on the vital issue of priorities in our era of limited resources.

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Stephen Breyer explores three difficulties currently plaguing efforts to cope with health risks, which he styles 'tunnel vision, or the last 10 percent', 'random agenda selection', and 'inconsistency'. He shows how well-meaning, experienced regulators can nonetheless bring about counterproductive results.

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