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The politics of hurricane season

September 9, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Hurricane season is upon us with all the attendant fears of property damage and potential loss of life. Recently I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The shoreline is dotted with fabulous homes perched high above sea level affording a splendid opportunity of the majestic breakers as they approach the shore. How is it, I wondered, that people are willing to spend so much money to build such beautiful palaces in such a risky environment?



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