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!Kindle ☭ Catastrophe: Risk and Response ♿ Catastrophes, Whether Natural Or Man Made, That Could Destroy The Human Race Are Often Dismissed As Alarmist Or Fanciful, The Stuff Of Science Fiction In Fact The Risk Of Such Disasters Is Real, And Growing A Collision With An Asteroid That Might Kill A Quarter Of Humanity In Hours And The Rest Soon After Irreversible Global Warming That Might Flip, Precipitating Snowball Earth Voraciously Replicating Nanomachines A Catastrophic Accident In A Particle Accelerator That Might Reduce The Earth To A Hyperdense Sphere Meters Across A Pandemic Of Gene Spliced Smallpox Launched By Bioterrorists Even Conquest By Superintelligent Robots All These Potential Extinction Events, And Others, Are Within The Realm Of The Possible And Warrant Serious Thought About Assessment And Prevention They Are Attracting The Concern Of Reputable Scientists But Not Of The General Public Or The Nation S Policymakers How Should The Nation And The World Respond To Disaster Possibilities That, For A Variety Of Psychological And Cultural Reasons, People Find It Hard To Wrap Their Minds Around Richard Posner Shows That What Is Needed Is A Fresh, Thoroughly Interdisciplinary Perspective That Will Meld The Insights Of Lawyers, Economists, Psychologists, And Other Social Scientists With Those Of The Physical Sciences Responsibility For Averting Catastrophe Cannot Be Left Either To Scientists Or To Politicians And Other Policymakers Ignorant Of Science As In Many Of His Previous Books, Posner Brings Law And The Social Sciences To Bear On A Contemporary Problem In This Case One Of Particular Urgency Weighing The Risk And The Possible Responses In Each Case, Posner Shows Us What To Worry About And What To Dismiss, And Discusses Concrete Ways Of Minimizing The Most Dangerous Risks Must We Yield A Degree Of National Sovereignty In Order To Deal Effectively With Global Warming Are Limitations On Our Civil Liberties A Necessary And Proper Response To The Danger Of Bioterror Attacks Would Investing Heavily In Detection And Interception Systems For Menacing Asteroids Be Money Well Spent How Far Can We Press Cost Benefit Analysis In The Design Of Responses To World Threatening Events Should The Institutional Framework Of Science Policy Be Altered We Need Educational Reform Is The Interface Of Law And Science Awry These Are But A Few Of The Issues Canvassed In This Fascinating, Disturbing, And Necessary Book What The Room Requires Whether Natural Or Man Made The Laugh Supper That Could Destroy The Human Race Are Often Dismissed As Alarmist Or Fanciful RE The Stuff Of Science Fiction In Fact The Risk Of Such Disasters Is Real The Making Of Modern Lebanon And Growing A Collision With An Asteroid That Might Kill A Quarter Of Humanity In Hours And The Rest Soon After Irreversible Global Warming That Might Flip 15-Minute Italian (Eyewitness Travel 15-Minute Language Packs) Precipitating Snowball Earth Voraciously Replicating Nanomachines A Catastrophic Accident In A Particle Accelerator That Might Reduce The Earth To A Hyperdense Sphere Meters Across A Pandemic Of Gene Spliced Smallpox Launched By Bioterrorists Even Conquest By Superintelligent Robots All These Potential Extinction Events McSweeneys And Others Mistletoe Wishes Are Within The Realm Of The Possible And Warrant Serious Thought About Assessment And Prevention They Are Attracting The Concern Of Reputable Scientists But Not Of The General Public Or The Nation S Policymakers How Should The Nation And The World Respond To Disaster Possibilities That Wives Who Stray For A Variety Of Psychological And Cultural Reasons Now We Have Your Attention People Find It Hard To Wrap Their Minds Around Richard Posner Shows That What Is Needed Is A Fresh Pepper & Salt or Seasoning for Young Folk Thoroughly Interdisciplinary Perspective That Will Meld The Insights Of Lawyers Italy Today Economists Slave Market (The Atkoi Slave Girl, Psychologists Claudine di St. Clare And Other Social Scientists With Those Of The Physical Sciences Responsibility For Averting Catastrophe Cannot Be Left Either To Scientists Or To Politicians And Other Policymakers Ignorant Of Science As In Many Of His Previous Books Transistor Circuit Design with Experiments Posner Brings Law And The Social Sciences To Bear On A Contemporary Problem In This Case One Of Particular Urgency Weighing The Risk And The Possible Responses In Each Case For All Eternity Posner Shows Us What To Worry About And What To Dismiss Lady Osbaldestones Christmas Goose (Lady Osbaldestones Christmas Chronicles, And Discusses Concrete Ways Of Minimizing The Most Dangerous Risks Must We Yield A Degree Of National Sovereignty In Order To Deal Effectively With Global Warming Are Limitations On Our Civil Liberties A Necessary And Proper Response To The Danger Of Bioterror Attacks Would Investing Heavily In Detection And Interception Systems For Menacing Asteroids Be Money Well Spent How Far Can We Press Cost Benefit Analysis In The Design Of Responses To World Threatening Events Should The Institutional Framework Of Science Policy Be Altered We Need Educational Reform Is The Interface Of Law And Science Awry These Are But A Few Of The Issues Canvassed In This Fascinating Mr. Skins skintastic video guide Disturbing Mr. Skin And Necessary Book Way too confident in the applicability of cost benefit analysis A look at some of the popular catastrophic risks of today and their potential mitigations It all just seemed a bit far fetched Funny, that was what he was trying to dis spell. Very interesting Mildly informative at first but then either tedious or just dead wrong For example, Posner thinks torture and collective punishment are two important tools in the war on terror WOW. Good book Makes you consider possibilities I would have like for it to have included additional data sets. One sentence review cost benefit analysis should be used for everything.Second sentence review because it means you can avoid real policy analysis by reducing everything to money at the highest levels and telling somebody else to do the important work.Third sentence review if every economics department in the country were to catch on fire, would anybody care

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Catastrophe: Risk and Response
  • Richard A. Posner
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
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About the Author: Richard A. Posner

Richard Posner is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Judge Posner clerked for Justice William J Brennan Jr From 1963 to 1965, he was assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman of the Federal Trade Commission For the next two years he was assistant to the solicitor general of the United States Prior to going to Stanford