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The Price of Neglect

The Price of Neglect

The Hidden Environmental and Public Health Costs of Bad Economics

By Inimai M. Chettiar, Michael A. Livermore, and Jason A Schwartz
November 19, 2008

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Filed under Reports, Safety and Consumer Protection, Transparency

This report examines the regulatory failures of the Bush years on issues as wide-ranging as climate change and workplace safety, and concludes that these failures did not arise because of an overuse of economics, but because economic and scientific evidence was ignored.