In their recent encomium to auto safety regulation, Joan Claybrook and David Bollier contend generally that:
1. Major lifesaving and injury-prevention gains have been achieved at a cost so modest that it hardly bears discussion; but
2. Regulation does not enjoy the popularity it deserves because of a "perceptual bias" under which its costs are clearly recognized while its gains are largely "hidden."
Automobile Safety: Is Government Regulation Really Our Savior?,
Yale J. on Reg.
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