Quack Science & Public Policy (BOK)

Jamie Whyte

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Noting that politicians and lobbyists who promote new regulations and taxes often claim that the case for increased government intervention is supported by scientific evidence, this work sets out to expose the deficiencies in such an approach by examining four areas of policy: minimum alcohol pricing, passive smoking, global warming, and happiness. In each case, the use of scientific evidence is shown to be deeply flawed and the policymaking process is characterized by basic methodological errors, as well as self-interested behavior by the experts involved. This study also makes note of academic and political elites who also use such policies to impose their own values on society as a whole, demonstrating contempt for the preferences of the general public. The author concludes that much evidence-based policy is grounded on poor scientific reasoning and very poor economics.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jamie Whyte
ISBN 9780255366731
Antall sider 144 Dimensjoner 20cm x 13cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 168 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Macroeconomics

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