Traditional VSLs undervalue COVID-19 risks, but they can serve as a starting point for policymakers.
VSLs can serve as a foundational tool for policymakers at all levels of governance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts assess the use of VSLs and benefit-cost analysis for pandemic decision-making.
Agencies must ensure proper use of funds, but complex compliance rules may stunt noble policy goals.
President Trump’s reactions to Supreme Court decisions threaten the legitimacy of the nation’s judicial system.
Uncertainties in value per statistical life estimates impact the extent to which COVID-19 policies yield net benefits.
The Supreme Court relied on misleading arguments and revisionist history to strike down the CFPB’s structure.
Empirical study of the ACA’s implementation provides insight into the delegation of policymaking authority.
The normative foundations of the value of statistical life render it an insufficient tool to analyze pandemic-related policies.
Requiring government institutions to engage in reasoned decision-making mitigates actions made in bad faith.
Scholar argues for regulatory reforms grounded in an intense focus on net benefits.
Policy-free textual analysis wins when interpreting causation standards in statutory text for employment actions.