An environmental law keeps public agencies from reducing wildfire fuel.
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."
Price signals ultimately mean more supplies for disaster-struck areas.
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
A report from Florida's ravaged Panhandle.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
It's a regressive, debt-ridden program that transfers wealth from regular Americans to the rich.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
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Blocked from jobs because they lack occupational licenses, they're turning to welfare instead.
Federal Prohibition Left California Cannabis Farmers Without Insurance or Banks When Wildfires Struck
The cannabis industry has been cut off from access to the banks and insurance companies other businesses can rely on to get them through disasters.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.
In this documentary murder mystery, the suspects all belch smoke and lava.
DHS ends waiver of protectionist shipping law that drives up costs.
Here, as usual, the private sector outperforms the public sector.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.
Congress needs to vote to stop protecting shipping cartel from market competition.
Administration says it will not reduce effects of the anti-free-trade Jones Act.