Adapting to Increased Hurricane Risk

The WSJ reports that people in the Northeast are waking up and taking the same preparation steps that people in the Southeast have taken for decades to prepare for hurricanes.   Such defensive expenditures help to stimulate our sluggish economy (I’ve read my Keynes) and shield the populace from the next disaster shock. “Zevan Cohen, …


Hot Off the Presses

So to speak.  Our friend and colleague Matt Kahn’s new book, Climatolopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future, has just been published.  Matt is a real rarity among economists in two ways: 1)  He writes in English; and 2) He does not think that economics can explain everything and anything, and has …