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📒Breaking The Vicious Circle ✍ Stephen Breyer
✏Breaking the Vicious Circle Book Summary : "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.
📒Dc Confidential ✍ David Schoenbrod
✏DC Confidential Book Summary : You think you know why our government in Washington is broken, but you really don't. You think it's broken because politicians curry favor with special interests and activists of the Left or Right. There's something to that and it helps explain why these politicians can't find common ground, but it misses the root cause. A half century ago, elected officials in Congress and the White House figured out a new system for enacting laws and spending programs--one that lets them take credit for promising good news while avoiding blame for government producing bad results. With five key tricks, politicians of both parties now avoid accounting to us for what government actually does to us. While you understand that these politicians seem to pull rabbits out of hats, hardly anyone sees the sleight of hand by which they get away with their tricks. Otherwise, their tricks wouldn't work. DC Confidential exposes the sleights of hand. Once they are brought to light, we can stop the tricks, fix our broken government, and make Washington work for us once again. The book explains the necessary reform and lays out an action plan to put it in place. Stopping the tricks would be a constructive, inclusive response to the anger that Americans from across the political spectrum feel toward what should be our government.
📒The Frankenfood Myth ✍ Henry I. Miller
✏The Frankenfood Myth Book Summary : Few topics have inspired as much international furor and misinformation as the development and distribution of genetically altered foods. For thousands of years, farmers have bred crops for their resistance to disease, productivity, and nutritional value; but only since the 1970s have advances in biotechnology (or gene-splicing to be more precise) upped the ante, with the promise of dramatically improved agricultural products--and public resistance far out of synch with the potential risks. In this provocative and meticulously researched book, Henry Miller and Gregory Conko trace the origins of gene-splicing, its applications, and the backlash from consumer groups and government agencies against so-called "Frankenfoods"--from America to Zimbabwe. They explain how a "happy conspiracy" of anti-technology activism, bureaucratic over-reach, and business lobbying has resulted in a regulatory framework in which there is an inverse relationship between the degree of product risk and degree of regulatory scrutiny. The net result is a combination of public confusion, political manipulation, ill-conceived regulation, and ultimately, the obstruction of one of the safest and most promising technologies ever developed. The authors go on to suggest a way to emerge from this morass, proposing a variety of business and policy reforms that can unlock the potential of this cutting-edge science, while ensuring appropriate safeguards and moving environmentally friendly products into the hands of farmers and consumers around the world.
📒Safety And Health For Engineers ✍ Roger L. Brauer
✏Safety and Health for Engineers Book Summary : "Safety and Health for Engineers provides an overview of the primary knowledge safety and health professionals engineers and others needs to know to be effective. Each chapter provides a different segment of knowledge that helps safety professionals and engineers in their goal to protect workers and property. The encyclopedic coverage of Safety and Health for Engineers addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, the human element and techniques for managing safety decisions. The book covers fundamental of safety practice that are primary topics included in certification examinations for practitioners. The primary goal for the third edition is to provide updates to the broad range of chapters found in the 2nd edition, and to expand on real-world applications. The updates incorporate changes in practices and elements surrounding practices. New and important topics covered include: Ethics, Sustainability, Cost of Safety, Health and Environmental Practice, International Practice, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Nursing, Accident Causes and Circumstances, Consequence of Accidents, Preventive Strategies, Changes in Domestic Laws and Regulations, addition of Foreign and International Laws and Regulations, and nano-technology"--
✏THE Role of Science in Regulatory Reform Serial No 111 23 April 30 2009 111 1 Hearing Book Summary :
📒Interim Report On The Administrative Law Process And Procedure Project For The 21st Century ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
✏Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
✏Publisher : Government Printing Office
✏Release Date : 2007
✏Pages : 1436
✏ISBN : PSU:000058944790
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Interim report on the Administrative Law Process and Procedure Project for the 21st Century Book Summary :
📒In Defense Of The Economic Analysis Of Regulation ✍ Robert William Hahn
✏In Defense of the Economic Analysis of Regulation Book Summary : "Several scholars are highly skeptical of the use of cost-benefit analysis and other economic tools in regulatory decision making. Recently, these critics have focused on debunking economic summaries of regulatory activity, sometimes referred to as regulatory scorecards. The critics generally support less quantitative economic analysis of regulations." "This monograph addresses the analytical concerns raised by the critics. It makes four points: First, summary measures of the impact of regulations have made important contributions to our understanding of the regulatory process, a point often overlooked by the critics; second, many of the critics' concerns could be addressed by making refinements to scorecards rather than wholly rejecting them as an analytical tool; third, some of the suggestions made by the critics are legitimate, but many are not; and finally, the solution to legitimate concerns raised by the critics is not to eliminate quantitative economic analysis but to gain a deeper understanding of its strengths and weaknesses and to use it wisely."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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📒Public Choice Concepts And Applications In Law ✍ Maxwell L. Stearns
✏Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law Book Summary : "Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law is a terrific introductory book for law students and a valuable analytic resource for professors, whether veterans or newcomers to the field. Stearns and Zywicki break down the subject into freestanding components, allowing the reader to think about courts, legislatures, voters, and agencies in ways unimagined by anyone unfamiliar with the basic tools of public choice. Cases, articles, and classic insights are brought together in a way that truly makes this a volume about the application of public choice tools to legal doctrines. There is nothing like it." --Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Professor of Law, University of Chicago