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Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Sprache: Englisch.
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In this shocking work, Posner reveals to an unsuspecting public that catastrophic risks are much greater than is commonly appreciated.


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Titel: Catastrophe: Risk and Response
Autor/en: Richard A. Posner

ISBN: 0195306473
EAN: 9780195306477
Sprache: Englisch.

November 2005 - kartoniert - 336 Seiten


In this shocking work, Posner reveals to an unsuspecting public that catastrophic risks are much greater than is commonly appreciated.


INTRODUCTION; What is catastrophe?; The organization of this book; Some useful disctinctions; 1. WHAT ARE THE CATASTROHPIC RISKS, AND HOW CATASTROPHIC ARE THEY?; Natural catastrophes; Scientific accidents; Other unintended man-made catastrophes; Intentional catastrophes; Catastrophic synergies and lesser-included catastrophes; 2. WHY SO LITTLE IS BEING DONE ABOUT THE CATASTROPHIC RISKS; Cultural factors; Psychological factors; Economic factors; 3. HOW TO EVALUATE THE CATASTROPHIC RISKS AND THE POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO THEM; The difference cost-benefit analysis can make: the case of RHIC; A modest version of the precautionary principle; Discounting to present value; Taxes, subsidies, and options: the case of global warming; Valuing human lives; Risk versus uncertainty; Coping with uncertainty; Politics, expertise, and neutrality: RHIC revisited; Summary; 4. HOW TO REDUCE THE CATASTROPHIC RISKS; Institutional reforms; Fiscal tools: a recap; Some hypothetical regulatory policies; CONCLUSION; Notes; Index


Richard A. Posner is Judge of the U.S. Court Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of numerous books, including Overcoming Law a New York Times Book Review editors' choices for best book of 1995 and An Affair of State, one of their choices for Best Book of the Year in 1999.


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