Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Irene’

  • Gasoline prices add 9/10 at the margin

    A New Name for Price Gouging

    Nov 2, 12 • 332 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, a friend of mine waited on a gas line for 3 hours to fill his tank. The price was close to normal but the line was not. Hearing about gas lines, I remembered when Boston’s water supply was temporarily undrinkable several years ago and...  [read more]

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    Getting More Power

    Jul 8, 12 • 241 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Irene last August, I lost my electricity for 8 days. Then, only weeks later, after a surprise snow storm, all over again, 8 days without power.  Facing a similar plight last week, economist Arnold Kling asked why the lights were out for so...  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Stormy Issues

    Sep 1, 11 • 265 Views • No Comments

    For Hurricane Irene relief, the debate is again about the debt. Let’s start with the Congress. Expressed by Texas Representative Ron Paul, government should not play a role because “intrusive” bureaucracy” hinders local people and...  [read more]