The people's agents and the battle to protect the American public : special interests, government, and threats to health, safety, and the environment (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The people's agents and the battle to protect the American public : special interests, government, and threats to health, safety, and the environment

Author: Rena Steinzor; Sidney A Shapiro
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Americans think they can rely on the federal government to keep dangerous chemicals out of our consumer products, our workplaces, our food supply, our water, and our air. Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro demonstrate how far our government falls short of being able to perform these tasks. America's watchdog agencies have been crippled by decades of budget cutting, harassment from Congress and the White House, and a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rena Steinzor; Sidney A Shapiro
ISBN: 9780226772028 0226772020
OCLC Number: 457149482
Description: x, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Diagnosis --
Public interest lost --
The people's agents --
Hollow government --
Cost-benefit analysis --
Institutions --
Congress --
The White House --
The judiciary --
Solutions --
Positive metrics --
Renewing the civil service --
The road forward.
Responsibility: Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro.

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Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but there is near-universal consensus that it should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic  Read more...

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"Steinzor and Shapiro present an eminently readable account of how thirty years of conscious neglect have decimated the regulatory programs that protect our health, safety, and environment, and they Read more...

 
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