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Why There is No Defense of Punitive Damages
(The Georgetown Law Journal, 1998)
My analysis of punitive damages in environmental and products liability cases concludes that these awards impose substantial costs on society, and that abolishing punitive damages would improve social welfare. The two ...
Cleaning Up Superfund
(The Public Interest, 1996)
The cleanup of hazardous wastes is the number one environmental concern of the American people. The government's response: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its Superfund program, which was established by ...
Phosphates and the Environmental Free Lunch
The environmental rationale for a detergent phosphate ban is straightforward enough. Phosphates are pollutants because, ironically enough, they are biodegradable. In fact, living things thrive on them. Excessive phosphate ...