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Book Bits: 1 May 2021

Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds
Cass R. Sunstein
Summary via publisher (NY University Press)
The world is increasingly confronted with new challenges related to climate change, globalization, disease, and technology. Governments are faced with having to decide how much risk is worth taking, how much destruction and death can be tolerated, and how much money should be invested in the hopes of avoiding catastrophe. Lacking full information, should decision-makers focus on avoiding the most catastrophic outcomes? When should extreme measures be taken to prevent as much destruction as possible?

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