Cost-benefit analysis is not a moral theory, utilitarian or otherwise. It is a crude but serviceable tool for applying a measure of accountability to regulatory agencies of the executive branch charged with interpreting and implementing acts of legislation. It is more or less badly flawed, yet it gives democracies a fighting chance to operate as democracies are supposed to operate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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- Arts and Humanities(all)