The Precautionary Principle as a Basis for Decision Making

@article{Sunstein2005ThePP,
  title={The Precautionary Principle as a Basis for Decision Making},
  author={Cass Robert Sunstein},
  journal={The Economists' Voice},
  year={2005},
  volume={2}
}
  • C. Sunstein
  • Published 25 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • The Economists' Voice
Over the coming decades, the increasingly popular “precautionary principle” is likely to have a significant impact on policies all over the world. Applying this principle could lead to dramatic changes in decision making. Possible applications include climate change, genetically modified food, nuclear power, homeland security, new drug therapies, and even war.We argue that the precautionary principle does not help individuals or nations make difficult choices in a non-arbitrary way. Taken… 

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