Distribution of Bads

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= concept introducted by Ulrich Beck in his book(s) about the Risk Society


Howard Duhon:

"The questioning of authority is ushering in the risk society.

Whereas the industrial society was based on the distribution of goods, the risk society is characterized as the distribution of “bads,” or risks. The irony is that science promised to eliminate risks. By its very success, science has created other serious and unforeseen risks. The risks are obvious to us mainly because science can identify and define them. Though faith in science has been weakened, science is generally seen as the solution." (https://www.spe.org/ogf/print/subscribers/2013/12/13_CultureMatters_Dec.pdf)