Dan Kahan has written another fascinating piece developing his long-running discussion about the predicament of liberalism. Moving from criminal law, which he covered in his well known piece, The Secret Ambition of Deterrence Talk, he takes on risk regulation. This time, though, he does so in light of recent research into cultural cognition (research on which, I should disclose, Kahan and several other folks around the country – including myself – are collaborating). If you haven’t read his prior work in this area, well, you should.
On another note, this will be my last post. Thanks to Concurring Opinions and all the readers!