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Over the past two decades, applying cost benefit analysis (CBA) to new regulations has become accepted practice. Many of the major issues being debated today concern how - not whether - agencies use CBA to carry out their mandates. This timely guide The Cost-Benefit State The Future of Regulatory Protection by Cass R. Sunstein examines new trends in CBA and how courts are responding in contested cases. The book analyzes the legality of actions taken by the EPA, OSHA, CPSC, and other agencies. Highly readable, the guide explores conflicting interests surrounding such complex issues as: * Setting a value on human life and health * The developing law of judicial review of CBA and Risk Assessment * Requiring agencies to take account of costs, to exempt trivial risks, and to consider the substitute risks introduced by regulation * Minimizing the influence of special interest groups * Protecting future generations' interests Updated in light of the September 11 attacks, the book focuses special attention on airport security, bioterrorism, recent regulatory actions of the Bush Administration, and other timely issues. A well-recognized authority on law and regulatory policy, Professor Suns