1. National Highway and Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia (Washington DC: National Highway and Safety Administration, 2011).
2. Daniel J. Benjamin et al., “Do People Seek to Maximize Happiness? Evidence from New Surveys,” Journal of Economic Literature (forthcoming).
3. My review of media and political speech during the rise in oil prices between 2003 and 2008 in the United States shows that media coverage of alternative-energy technologies quadrupled while articles on low-tech methods of energy conservation increased just 25 percent. This is further supported by my study of the language used by politicians and the media to describe solutions during this period as well as by historical accounts of the 1970s OPEC embargo and accounts of the rise of nuclear power after World War II (see chapter 8).
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