Category: "nature"

on three more from Planet Money

June 30th, 2013
The crew at Planet Money can get so close sometimes, I feel like I could just tap them into a broader assessment of some of the issues raised by their stories, and a greater appreciation for the laissez faire perspective of classical liberalism. more »

when worlds collide, who pays for it?

February 24th, 2013
Insurance as a model for protection against asteroids - concentrate the costs to those that benefit most, and spread the gain across the entire population of the planet more »

New Orleans flooding - who's responsible

August 9th, 2005
Here's a related article from 2001 Scientific American that has been floating around the office recently. Today I finally took the time to read it, and find the content quite similar to the 2004 article referenced below (flood is inevitable, wetlands r… more »

a pile of rocks

August 25th, 2003
a pile of rocks
While 5 AM isn't much earlier than I normally get up during the week, it is a few hours before I normally arise on Sundays.  But I awoke with a start nonetheless, knowing in an hour I needed to be at the meeting place in Tukwila.  So I got dressed and f… more »