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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 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 both […]

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

*This 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 and […]

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“Distributional Guardrails?”, by Matt Adler

This 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 consensus […]

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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 […]

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Reviving More Than Rationality, by Stuart Shapiro

*This is the fifth 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 by Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz is a timely and important work. While it has many virtues, the one […]

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OIRA the Angel; OIRA the Devil

*This is the fourth 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 most recent book, Reviving Rationality, Mike Livermore and Ricky Revesz build on their record of support for […]

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Cost as the Ultimate Regulatory Restraint, by Jonathan H. Adler

*This is the third 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. Much of Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz’s Reviving Rationality is devoted to critiquing the Trump administration for its ill-grounded […]