No Act of God

Hurricanes, pandemics, and droughts are acts of God. Private markets in housing, health care, and food — and the resulting deaths — are not.

Toward the end of my first semester in college, some older student radicals I admired announced they were driving down to New Orleans. Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, they were going to protest the demolition of public housing. I was elated when they agreed to let me tag along. I didn’t know […]

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