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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

False Hopes and Natural Disasters (NYT)

the hope is to define and take ownership of a new public problem.

this will then involve funds.

``better spent'' is not the point.

better spent is deciding where you want to live and what the risks are, the gains and the losses, and living there, and spending nothing on tsunamis.


To protect people from tsunamis, money would better be spent on early warning systems, education and evacuation planning than on preserving mangrove forests and coral reefs.


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