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Bad econmics of mercury control

This is the kind of stuff that gives economics and economists a bad name.
The economic (as well as scientific) analysis that went into the formulation of Bush’s new environmental regulations appears to be fundamentally flawed and dishonest.

  • GAO’s report on the misuse of the cost-benefit analysis of mercury controll
  • More detailed analysis of the process/economics of Mercury regulation: A Perfect Storm: Mercury and the Bush Administration, Part II
  • American Prospect article.

    Filed under: Economics

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