Too Cheap to Meter: An Economic and Philosophical Analysis of the Nuclear Dream (Paperback)
This book weaves together nuclear power and social theory to explain the history and predict the future of nuclear power in the United States and to explore the determinants of technological change in the U.S. economy. The first half of the book looks at who promoted nuclear power, how they did it, and why nuclear costs and hazards were systematically underestimated. The second half looks at current debates about the technology's future through the lens of its history.
Steven Mark Cohn is Associate Professor of Economics at Knox College.