Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Needed?

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is often touted by the administration and conservative think tanks as a neutral tool in policymaking, but recent studies by legal scholars show that CBA is inherently political and may even advise against what we consider our most immutable public protections. Three recent articles examine the neutrality of CBA both in theory and in practice and analyze the arguments of CBA's greatest proponents. This analysis reviews those articles and critiques CBA as a regulatory tool.

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The Bush Regulatory Record: A Pattern of Failure

Pattern_of_Failure How far has the administration gone in placing special interests over the public interest? Read The Bush Regulatory Record: A Pattern of Failure, which analyzes the Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 editions of the Unified Agenda and places them in the four-year context.

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