Risk and Reason by Cass R. Sunstein
THE MODERN environmental movement, which came of age in the 1960′s, has been dominat- ed by activists and alarmists, and their basic method has never changed: overstate threats and downplay the costs and difficulties of dealing with them. Whatever the issue-air pol- lution, contaminated water, geneti- cally altered food, asbestos, toxic waste, greenhouse gases, endangered species, you name it-they have tended to offer the same answer: heavy doses of regulation.
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