The papers and proceedings of the Commission on the Third London Airport consisted of nine volumes. Volume VII, assessment of short-listed sites, consisted of a cost-benefit assessment of the four alternative sites at Cublington (Buckinghamshire), Northampstead (Hertfordshire), Foulness (Essex), and Thurleigh (Bedfordshire). This article, is very critical of the Commissions assessment and doubts whether a third airport is justified. He believes that the disbenefits being intangibles, are grossly undervalued, and that public protest will be increasingly directed against cost-benefit analysis which disregards equity and the "quality of life."

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

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  • Authors:
    • Mishan, E J
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00155668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM