Daily life in rich countries is full of complex decisions: about borrowing, saving, buying, accepting medical treatment, allowing access to personal information, choosing foods and so on. One response has been mandatory disclosure of information about all aspects of the transaction, but this solution is itself problematic. So, what would help us make good decisions, asks Gail Pearson in her review essay of the book More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure, in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (117). Less, but more appropriate information? More education? Or expert advice?
More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date Published: 2014
Authors: Omri Ben-Shahar & Carl E. Schneider
Image: book cover