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Benefits of a Rowdy Bureaucracy

This is is the third post in a series on Andrew Rudalevige’s new book, By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power. For other posts in the series, click here. Perhaps because they bear the president’s signature and don’t require ratification, executive orders are considered to be entirely within the president’s control. But early […]

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Is Presidential Administration Harder for Republican Presidents?, by William Yeatman

This is is the second post in a series on Andrew Rudalevige’s new book, By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power. For other posts in the series, click here. Andrew Rudalevige’s By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power is an important contribution to our understanding of modern policymaking. In […]

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Executive Order Formation and the Duration of Policy, by Sharece Thrower

This is is the first post in a series on Andrew Rudalevige’s new book, By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power. For other posts in the series, click here. Andrew Rudalevige’s new book, By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power, significantly advances our conceptual, theoretical, and empirical understanding of […]

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Introduction to Our Symposium on Rudalevige’s By Executive Order

Welcome to our second symposium of the month!* We close out October with a series of essays reacting to Prof. Andrew Rudalevige‘s By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power (Princeton University Press 2021). If we know anything about executive orders, it’s that they’re actions that the president takes alone. But who […]

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“Gotta Catch ’em All”, by Jonathan Wiener

This is is the sixteenth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. In their incisive book Reviving Rationality, Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz document the bipartisan consensus across Presidents of […]

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Disgust, Sincere Bias, and Bedeviled Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Psychological Response to Reviving Rationality, by Arden Rowell

This is is the fifteenth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. About a decade ago, as a result of some unexpectedly icy roads between Illinois and Tennessee, my spouse […]

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“Distributional Guardrails?”, by Matt Adler

This is is the fourteenth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. In their terrific new book, Reviving Rationality, Mike Livermore and Ricky Revesz describe the emergence of a bipartisan […]

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Cost-Benefit Conventions, by Jennifer Nou

*This is the thirteenth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. Does the executive branch have an obligation to abide by past practices when it comes to cost-benefit analysis (CBA)? […]

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Reasoning People, by Jed Stiglitz

*This is the twelfth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. Reviving Rationality is an important read from two of the legal academy’s foremost experts on the administrative state. It […]

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Resuscitating Political Rationality, by Rachel Potter

*This is the eleventh post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. A serious affliction requires potent and targeted medicine. And the situation that Livermore and Revesz so deftly describe in […]

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Who Benefits from Cost-Benefit Analysis?, by Caroline Cecot

*This is the tenth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. With Reviving Rationality (“RR”), Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz (“L&R”) have produced another important, timely, and provocative work on […]

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Regulatory Analysis in Unsettled Times, by Daniel Farber

*This is the ninth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. Just before Barack Obama took office, Richard Revesz and Michael Livermore published Reinventing Rationality. Their book sought to defend […]

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Cost-Benefit to the Rescue?; Maybe Not, by Amy Sinden

*This is the eighth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. Mike Livermore and Ricky Revesz should be applauded for doing the near-impossible in Reviving Rationality—spinning a lively and engaging […]

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The Judicial Guardrails for Reviving Rationality

*This is the seventh post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. When I was invited to review an early draft of Michael Livermore and Ricky Revesz’s book Reviving Rationality a […]

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Cost-benefit Analysis as Policy and as Dialectics, by Shi-Ling Hsu

*This is the sixth post in a series on Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. For other posts in the series, click here. In Reviving Rationality, Livermore and Revesz (“L&R”) argue for a robust rehabilitation of cost-benefit analysis (“CBA”), after its cartoonish […]