Cost Benefit Analysis

It is Time to Reclaim the Public Interest

It is Time to Reclaim the Public Interest

As we rush towards possibly environmentally damaging projects or other get-someone-rich-quick schemes we need to make sure we are doing so with our eyes wide open. Cost Benefit Analysis reduces all dimensions of a decision – people, planet, profits – to one: net welfare. Are we, as a group, better off? This well-established and standardized approach needs to be used much more to guide us in our project and policy decisions. CBA values society’s best interests, the public interest.

Transparency Not Nepotism Part 2

Transparency Not Nepotism Part 2

Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) provides infrastructure decision-makers with information on what to build, how to design, build, and finance a project and how to prioritize when funds are scarce. What more could we ask from this over 100-year old tool? As we rush headlong...

US Infrastructure – What, Who, and How?

US Infrastructure – What, Who, and How?

A guide to making infrastructure decisions impartially, rationally, and sensibly. A colleague recommended a Brooking Institution paper and it is a great read. Here are some extracts (emphasis and formatting added) from a recent (February 2017) paper from The Hamilton...

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