Quack Policy - Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Institute of Economic Affairs|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $15.95|
| Book Description: |
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...