Risk Regulation 2006 - Risk Regulation and Citizen Welfare...

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Risk Regulation and Citizen  Welfare
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Background Information US need for health and safety Economic progress Increased education Increased public awareness Level of scientific knowledge National campaigns to reduce risk Allocation of public funds Changing public life styles
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As a nation we have been seeking  substantially higher levels of protection  against risk that is: 1. Personal 2. Environmental
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Risk Regulation Fact is, overall  risk of early  mortality and  injury has  never been  lower in the  U.S.
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Government Regulation When should the  government  intervene to protect  citizens against risk? When is it  reasonable to  expect citizens to  protect  themselves?
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Individual Liberties  Efficiencies Offsetting behavior Arguments Against:
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Arguments Against: Risk tradeoffs Regulatory delays Mandates impose a cost
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Why does the government  regulate risk?
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