Ethics and Advocacy in Forecasting for Public Policy

@article{Wachs1990EthicsAA,
  title={Ethics and Advocacy in Forecasting for Public Policy},
  author={M. Wachs},
  journal={Business and Professional Ethics Journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={9},
  pages={141-157}
}
  • M. Wachs
  • Published 1990
  • Sociology
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal
Forecasting is one of the most important activities performed by professionals in support of public policymaking. In a world dominated by utilitarian thinking, policymakers regularly seek forecasts of the costs and consequences of alternative courses of action from planners, engineers, economists, and others. Many of the most interesting and complex ethical dilemmas facing these professionals arise from the complexity of the forecasting task and from the enormous political consequences of their… Expand
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