Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Rogers Reviews Sunstein's "Too Much Information"

Over at Law & Liberty, James Rogers reviews Cass Sunstein's "Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don't Want to Know."  Below is a brief excerpt from the review.  There are apparently at least some references to the SEC in the book.

[Sunstein] writes, “The primary question in this book is simple: When should government require companies, employers, hospitals, and others to disclose information?” His answer, he writes, is simple, although perhaps deceptively simple. Government should require disclosure “When information would significantly improve people’s lives.” The surprise is that the book focuses mainly on the argument that making judgment of when disclosure “improves people’s lives” can be so complicated that government policymakers often should not attempt it except under carefully identified conditions.... The book reads almost as though Sunstein started the book with one hypothesis in mind—that he would develop a framework that would help with developing sensible government disclosure policies going forward—but he instead became increasingly skeptical of his initial project as he worked through the research.


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