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Two Conceptions of Irreversible Environmental Harm
The concept of "irreversibility" plays a large role in the theory and practice of environmental protection. Indeed, the concept is explicit in some statements of the Precautionary Principle. But the idea of irreversibility ...
Representing a Minor: A Shared Dilemma in Ontario and Massachusetts
This commentary considers what lawyers should do when confidential information from their minor clients indicates that the minor's instructions either present a substantial risk of harm to the minor or are irrational. The ...
Making Credit Safer
(University of Pennsylvania, 2008)
In law and politics, some people are trimmers. They attempt to steer between the poles. Trimming might be defended as a heuristic for what is right, as a means of reducing political conflict over especially controversial ...
A Plan for Addressing the Financial Crisis
(Harvard John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, 2008)
This paper critiques the proposed emergency legislation for spending $700 billion on purchasing financial firms’ troubled assets to address the 2008 financial crisis. It also puts forward a superior alternative for ...
Unfreezing Credit Markets
(Harvard John M. Olin Center, 2008)
Despite the large infusion of capital into the financial sector and low interest rates, the flow of financing to operating firms has failed to return to normal levels. One explanation suggested is that banks still lack ...
Judging National Security post-9/11: An Empirical Investigation
Many people believe that when national security is threatened, federal courts should defer to the government. Many other people believe that in times of crisis, citizens are vulnerable to a kind of "panic" that leads to ...
Adolescent Risk-Taking and Social Meaning: A Commentary
Why do adolescents take risks? What is the appropriate response to adolescent risk-taking? This Commentary for a special issue of Developmental Review, discussing a set of papers in that issue, explores these questions ...
Four Failures of Deliberating Groups
Many groups make their decisions through some process of deliberation, usually with the belief that deliberation will improve judgments and predictions. But deliberating groups often fail, in the sense that they make ...