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Title: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Difficult Decisions
Author(s): SCHOKKAERT, Erik
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 2    Issue: 2   Date: june 1995   
Pages: 71-84
DOI: 10.2143/EP.2.2.563063

Abstract :
Policies concerning nature and environment continually confront governments with difficult decisions. Beginning with a few examples might help make this evident. Is the establishment of a high-speed rail network across Belgium a desirable thing? If so, then what would be the best route for it to follow? Should the train be restricted to rural areas to spare inhabited urban zones or vice versa? What could be considered reasonable costs for building tunnels and bridges in order to divert the train through less vulnerable regions?

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