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Symposium on Jed Stiglitz's "The Reasoning State"

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Do Agencies Have the Capacity to be Reasonable?, by David E. Lewis

*This is the fifth post on a symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State.” For other posts in the series, click here. In Jed Stiglitz’s important new book, he argues that legislators delegate policymaking authority to administrative agencies because of agencies’ ability to solve a trust problem between voters and elected officials. Voters confronted with an […]

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Putting Agency Reason-Giving to the Test, by Kevin M. Stack 

*This is the fourth post on a symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State.” For other posts in the series, click here. “[A]gencies do not have quite the prerogative of obscurantism reserved to legislatures.”  This observation, one of my favorites in the widely taught United States v. Nova Scotia Food Products Corp., describes fundamental features of […]

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Acknowledging Values in Administration, by Bijal Shah

*This is the third post on a symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State.” For other posts in the series, click here. I am delighted to participate in a symposium on Professor Jed Stiglitz’s new book, The Reasoning State. Stiglitz contends that the administrative state—and in particular, the transfer of authority from Congress to agencies—is justified […]

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Credible Reasoning, Contestation, and Dynamic Preference Production, by Anya Bernstein

*This is the second post on a symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State.” For other posts in the series, click here. The Reasoning State presents a broadly interdisciplinary discussion and defense of the administrative state. Jed Stiglitz engages with history, political science, and psychology to argue that credible reasoning about policy matters, incentivized and enforced […]

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Introduction to Our Symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State”

*This is the introduction to a symposium on Jed Stiglitz’s “The Reasoning State.” For other posts in the series, click here. We’ve been on a roll with symposia here at the Notice & Comment Blog! Last week we wrapped a truly remarkable series of essays about Peter Shane’s Democracy’s Chief Executive, ably organized by Andrea Scoseria […]