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Frank Ackerman is an economist at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He has served as a consultant to various environmental and regulatory agencies. He is the co-founder of Dollars and Sense magazine. Lisa Heinzerling is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. As Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling point out... it is hardly clear why the same logic [of short term investments] should apply to the value of our great-grandchildren. - The New York Times Magazine Ackerman and Heinzerling combine sophisticated criticism and a provocative policy perspective with an accessible style and an eye for contemporary political issues.- Harvard Law Review A damning indictment of cost-benefit analysis applied to health and environmental protection. - Robert F. Kennedy Jr

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If you've ever wondered where some really bad ideas--more arsenic in your water, say-could have come from, this book will provide the answers. "As Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling point out . . . it is hardly clear why the same logic [of short term investments] should apply to the value of our great-grandchildren." —Jim Holt, The New York Times Magazine "Ackerman and Heinzerling combine sophisticated criticism and a provocative policy perspective with an accessible style and an eye for contemporary political issues." -Harvard Law Review "If you've ever wondered where some really bad ideas--more arsenic in your water, say--could have come from, this book will provide the answers." —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

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