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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunstein and Randall on Political Control Over Public Communications By Government Scientists @CassSunstein @lirarandall ‏

Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School, and Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics, have published Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists. Here is the abstract.

In recent years, there has been a great deal of controversy over political control of communications by government scientists. Legitimate interests can be found on both sides of the equation. This essay argues for adoption and implementation of a framework that accommodates those interests—a framework that allows advance notice to political officials, including the White House, without hindering the free flow of scientific information.

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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