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Author Asch, Peter.

Title Consumer safety regulation : putting a price on life and limb / Peter Asch.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KN 284 G1 ASCH    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [151]-166.
Summary Advocates of consumer safety regulation, an active and controversial area of public policy in the United States, contend that markets do not adequately protect the interests of vulnerable consumers; market traditionalists respond that public agencies increasingly make risk/safety decisions that individual citizens ought to be making for themselves. This book, written by an economist, critically assesses the rationales for, and the effects of, our major consumer safety programs. Addressed to a general audience, and incorporating relevant literature on cognitive psychology as well as economics, the author argues that although legitimate reasons for public protection of consumers exist in some markets, the particular programs we adopt often produce results that fall far short of what their advocates desire, and at least occasionally yield perverse outcomes.
Subject Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Consumer protection -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Consumer protection -- United States.
ISBN 0195049721 (alk. paper)