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Probability Neglect: Emotions, Worst Cases, and Law
(Yale Law School, 2002)
When strong emotions are triggered by a risk, people show a remarkable tendency to neglect a small probability that the risk will actually come to fruition. Experimental evidence, involving electric shocks and arsenic, ...
Inequality and Indignation
Inequalities often persist because both the advantaged and the disadvantaged stand to lose from change. Despite the probability of loss, moral indignation can lead the disadvantaged to seek to alter the status quo, by ...
Is There a Constitutional Right to Clone?
Recent scientific innovations, and proposed legislation, have raised questions about the nature of the constitutional right to reproductive freedom, and in particular about whether there is a constitutional “right to clone.” ...
Avoiding Absurdity? A New Canon in Regulatory Law
(The Law School of the University of Chicago, 2002)
Courts have recently developed a new principle of interpretation: Administrative agencies are not bound by the literal language of regulatory statutes, if they are attempting to ensure against absurd or patently unreasonable ...
The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer
Do animals have rights? Almost everyone believes in animal rights, at least in some minimal sense; the real question is what that phrase actually means. By exploring that question, it is possible to give a clear sense of ...
Why They Hate Us: The Role of Social Dynamics
(Harvard University, Harvard Law School, 2002)