"For anyone interested in how good public policy should be made in Washington, reading Retaking Rationality is the place to start. It is a well-reasoned, carefully documented, and well-written book."
--Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and former Board Chair, Natural Resources Defense Council
"The application of cost-benefit analysis to environmental regulation is widely believed to have an inherent conservative bias. As Revesz and Livermore show in compelling detail, this is wrong. Cost-benefit analysis is simply a disciplined method of rationally assessing the consequences of proposed courses of action."
--Richard Posner, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and author of Economic Analysis of Law (7th ed. 2007)
"Revesz and Livermore provide a thoughtful and compelling analysis of how cost-benefit analysis can and should be used to further the public good."
--Richard A. Meserve, President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and former Chairman, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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About the Author
is the Dean of New York University Law School and the author of Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy
(OUP, 1997); Environmental Law, the Economy, and Sustainable Development
. Michael Livermore
is the Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.