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"There Have to Be Four"
(University of Maryland, 2005)
Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? The Relevance of Life-Life Tradeoffs
Recent evidence suggests that capital punishment may have a significant deterrent effect, preventing as many eighteen or more murders for each execution. This evidence greatly unsettles moral objections to the death penalty, ...
Justice Breyer's Democratic Pragmatism
There have been many efforts to reconcile judicial review with democratic self-government. Some such efforts attempt to justify judicial review if and to the extent that it promotes self-rule. Active Liberty, by Justice ...
Outsourcing Power: How Privatizing Military Efforts Challenges Accountability, Professionalism, and Democracy
(The Boston College Law School, 2005)
Private contractors have played key roles in recent high-profile scandals. These scandals hint at the degree to which the U.S. military has increased the scope and scale of its reliance on private security companies in ...
Corporate Governance Changes in the Wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: A Morality Tale for Policymakers Too
(Georgia State University College of Law, 2005)
Are Poor People Worth Less Than Rich People? Disaggregating the Value of Statistical Lives
Each government agency uses a uniform figure to measure the value of a statistical life. This is a serious mistake. The very theory that underlies current practice calls for far more individuation of the relevant values. ...
The Precautionary Principle as a Basis for Decision Making
(Economists' Voice, 2005)
Over the coming decades, the increasingly popular “precautionary principle” is likely to have a significant impact on policies all over the world. Applying this principle could lead to dramatic changes in decision making. ...