PAM 4380 february 7 - Normative Economics vs. Public Health...

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Normative Economics vs. Public Health Ethics Outline: 2/7/2011 Example: Motorcycle helmet laws born to be wild Normative economics: identify market failure rationales Externalities Imperfect information Public Health Ethics Reminder: Homework #1 due 2/11/2011
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Example: Motorcycle Helmet Laws 1977: 47 states + D.C. & Puerto Rico had mandatory helmet laws that applied to all riders 2007: 20 states + D.C. & Puerto Rico require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets 3 states have no helmet law 27 states require helmets only for minors 6 of these require that adult riders have insurance or that helmets be worn during first year of riding
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History of U.S. Helmet Laws State laws, federal legislation, courts 1966 National Highway Safety Act included provision that withheld federal funding for highway safety programs to states that did not have helmet laws. 1976 revision, 1991 revision, 1995 repeal Constitutional challenges Anti-helmet lobby American Motorcycle Association Modified Motorcycle Association ABATE = A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments
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Public Health Rationale for Government Intervention for Helmets “Over the past 30 years, helmet law advocates have gathered a mountain of evidence to support their claims that helmet laws reduce motorcycle fatalities and severe injuries.” “The NHTSA estimated that 10,838 additional lives could
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