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Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

Aug 2, 2016

Firms vary considerably in how they interpret regulatory commands and signals, posing enforcement challenges.

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The Tragic Flaw of the Clean Air Act

May 17, 2016

Scholars examine the history and consequences of the Clear Air Act's exemption of existing industrial facilities.

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Jan 14, 2016

Peter Schuck reflects on the opinions of his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better.


The Grand Canyon and the Limits of the Law

Jan 14, 2016

Peter Schuck's book illustrates how the law is an important, though imperfect, tool in preserving natural phenomenon.

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The Success of Failure

Jan 13, 2016

An appreciation of Peter Schuck’s recent book cataloguing government failures.

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Does Government Really “Fail” That Often?

Jan 12, 2016

Peter Schuck’s new book should be lauded for its breadth, but questioned for its tone of desperation.

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Because It’s Hard

Jan 11, 2016

Government fails at times precisely because it is tasked with solving society's most difficult problems.

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If It Doesn’t Work, Maybe Someone Wants It That Way

Jan 7, 2016

When American government fails, it is typically because an interested group did not want it to succeed.

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The Elusive Quest for Government “Success”

Jan 6, 2016

Peter Schuck’s book explains why government fails, raising the question of whether it can ever truly succeed.

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Understanding Government Failure

Jan 5, 2016

To create better solutions to today's problems, policymakers must analyze government's successes and failures.

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