Worst-Case Scenarios is a powerful intellectual treatment about the most difficult problems facing society. The book makes
it clear that these problems do not have easy answers. Sunstein's analysis also makes it clear that we would be better off
if societal decision makers fully understood the insights he brings to these problems. -- Max Bazerman, Harvard Business School
Sunstein cuts through a great deal of confusion that is preventing the development of coherent and rational public policies.
The issues raised by low-probability, high-consequence events are becoming more important as the world is more interconnected.
Governments and citizens are not prepared to deal with these issues. This book will help. -- Jonathan Baron, University of
Pennsylvania Professor Sunstein provides cogent advice about how people should respond to low probabilities of catastrophe.
He strikes a thoughtful middle ground, showing how we should be careful without being paranoid. While the applications to
terrorism and climate change are insightful, his intellectual approach offers guidance for all sorts of possible catastrophes.
The book is a must for leaders of business and government throughout the world. -- John Graham, Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate
School Worst-Case Scenarios is a rich analysis, both explanatory and normative, of societal responses to catastrophic risks
such as terrorism and global warming. Sunstein occupies the fertile middle ground between the proponents of traditional rational-actor
models and cost-benefit analysis, and those who reject these approaches entirely. -- Matthew D. Adler, University of Pennsylvania