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It's high time for Congress to end a program that routinely goes into debt providing subsidies to wealthy people living in high-risk areas.
Legislators abuse the emergency label to push through spending that would otherwise violate budget constraints.
The doomsday consensus around climate change is "manufactured," says scientist Judith Curry.
Projections of huge savings are making the rounds. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The legislation, which forbids shipping anything between American ports in ships that are not U.S. built and crewed, is just another a special deal that one industry has scammed out of Congress.
Politicians in Syria, Turkey, and the United States are getting in the way of relief efforts.
It shouldn't be the federal government's responsibility to protect wealthy homeowners from the inevitable.
The maritime industry inserted some protectionism into the National Defense Authorization Act.
He's fully licensed, but not in the right state.
It’s only one vessel, but the U.S. domestic shipping cartel, protected by the awful Jones Act, is screaming about it.
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The island is begging the Biden administration to allow foreign ships to bring fuel to help restore power. But entrenched maritime interests balk at competition.
A little readiness is a good hedge against the surprises the world just seems to keep throwing our way.
Increasing weather damage costs are not reliable evidence for climate change.
The same institution that's unable to run the Postal Service or Amtrak orchestrated our invasion and withdrawal of Afghanistan.
A new paper finds that the shortages produced by emergency price controls led to more social interactions as people searched for scarce goods. Additional COVID-19 deaths weren't far behind.
Texas officials' rush to enforce price gouging laws during that state's winter storms will only make residents worse off.
The last seven years have been the warmest seven years on record.
The state's insurance commissioner forbids the canceling of policies for homes in risky areas.
A government survey finds that prepping for hard times can have wide benefits.
And yet, fewer lives are being lost with no increase in proportional economic losses.
The state's wildfire conundrum: overgrown forests, climate change, and more people living in the woods
Nobody can read the rule book in the dark.
"Environmental humanism will eventually triumph over apocalyptic environmentalism."
The problems with the federal response to COVID-19 go far beyond Donald Trump and deep into bureaucratic inertia.
Attempts to impose low prices on emergency supplies often do far more harm than good.
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High prices can bring much-needed supplies into a disaster zone.
If market-rate wildfire insurance is too expensive for homeowners, maybe that's telling us something about the risks of living amidst pretty tinder.
Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
Thomas Massie Catches Bipartisan Flak for Suggesting Congress Actually Vote on $19 Billion in Disaster Funding
Demanding that members of Congress be in town to vote on spending huge sums of money seems reasonable.
Congress Bickers Over Spending $13 or $14 Billion on Disaster Relief. They Should Spend Closer to $0.
The squabbling over federal disaster assistance reveals the bipartisan nature of wasteful spending.
The Utah senator wants a world where "Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren't forced to pay higher prices for imported goods."