Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation, by CPR's Thomas O. McGarity and Sidney Shapiro, and David Bollier is a searing look at the methods and tools used to subvert and defeat regulations designed to protect health, safety, and the environment. In clear, accessible terms, the authors describe how dubious risk assessment and economic models have come to dominate regulatory decision-making, and to stymie urgently needed protective regulations, thus putting Americans at serious risk from avoidable hazards. Topics include cost-benefit analysis, quantitative risk assessment, the monetization of intangible values, comparative risk assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis, and related sub-disciplines.
- Read McGarity and Shapiro's Sophisticated Sabotage opinion article on the website of the Center for American Progress, published September 22, 2004.
- Read the Introduction to McGarity, Shapiro, and Bollier's Sophisticated Sabotage in PDF.
- Buy Sophisticated Sabotage from Amazon.com.