The cost-benefit analysis of an environmental disaster

Image from "The Devil We Know"

Oct 25, 2018

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In response to the documentary film “The Devil We Know,” Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales discusses DuPont’s decision-making regarding the toxic chemical PFOA, used in the production of Teflon. The case, he says, provides an unfortunate study in what happens when companies’ incentives don’t align with society’s best interests.