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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be..

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Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

| Opinion
Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents' final..

| Opinion
If We Can Fix TSCA, We Can Fix the OSH Act

If We Can Fix TSCA, We Can Fix the OSH Act

President Obama recently signed toxics reform; now it is time to fix workplace safety law, too.

| Opinion
Regulating Earthquakes

Regulating Earthquakes

In an effort to reduce seismic activity, the Netherlands recently limited natural gas production.

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