05 March 2013

Three Questions about The Precautionary (Non-)Principle

Can we rename "The Precautionary Principle" to "The Precautionary Concept I Invoke Whenever It Is Convenient"?

Is there anything besides piously invoking The Precautionary "Principle" which allows people to so effectively shut down debate and still maintain their self-image as open-minded and intelligent?

How high is the correlation between the esteem that law-makers have for The Precautionary "Principle" and the number of unintended consequences that have resulted from legislation they've authored?

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