This brief commentary makes two points. The first is that fear can play multiple roles in any decision-making process. The second is that accurately determining whither reactions to fear are irrational is a complex task. Though neither point necessarily requires that symposium participants abandon their position, together they suggest that extreme care is necessary in developing policy prescriptions based on the claim that fear can trigger irrationality.
Henry L. Chambers Jr.,
Fear, Irrationality, and Risk Perception,
69 Mo. L. Rev.
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