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Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 47, Fall Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Oct 1999

Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 47, Fall Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Resource Law Notes: The Newsletter of the Natural Resources Law Center (1984-2002)

No abstract provided.


Nebraska V. Wyoming: The End Or Collaboration?, Wendy Weiss, James Montgomery Jun 1999

Nebraska V. Wyoming: The End Or Collaboration?, Wendy Weiss, James Montgomery

Strategies in Western Water Law and Policy: Courts, Coercion and Collaboration (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

13 pages.

Contains footnotes.


The Esa: Oil And Water?, Joseph L. Sax Jun 1999

The Esa: Oil And Water?, Joseph L. Sax

Strategies in Western Water Law and Policy: Courts, Coercion and Collaboration (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

4 pages.


Federal Water Rights In The Snake River Basin Adjudication, Michael A. Gheleta Jun 1999

Federal Water Rights In The Snake River Basin Adjudication, Michael A. Gheleta

Strategies in Western Water Law and Policy: Courts, Coercion and Collaboration (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

34 pages (includes maps).


Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 46, Spring Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Apr 1999

Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 46, Spring Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Resource Law Notes: The Newsletter of the Natural Resources Law Center (1984-2002)

No abstract provided.


Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 45, Winter Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jan 1999

Resource Law Notes Newsletter, No. 45, Winter Issue, 1999, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Resource Law Notes: The Newsletter of the Natural Resources Law Center (1984-2002)

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis, Matthew D. Adler, Eric A. Posner Jan 1999

Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis, Matthew D. Adler, Eric A. Posner

Faculty Scholarship

This paper analyzes cost-benefit analysis from legal, economic, and philosophical perspectives. The traditional defense of cost-benefit analysis is that it maximizes a social welfare function that aggregates unweighted and unrestricted preferences. We follow many economists and philosophers who conclude that this defense is not persuasive. Cost-benefit analysis unavoidably depends on controversial distributive judgments; and the view that the government should maximize the satisfaction of unrestricted preferences is not plausible. However, we disagree with critics who argue that cost-benefit analysis produces morally irrelevant evaluations of projects and should be abandoned. On the contrary, cost-benefit analysis, suitably constrained, is consistent with a ...