Laura Grube

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Damage Control

Improper uses of disaster aid follow like day to night

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

Disasters leave more than just destruction in their wake. Corruption rises as States try to administer aid. Private organizations do a far better job.

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Lessons in Disaster Recovery

JUNE 10, 2013 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

In the wake of natural disasters, people on the ground are the best situated to make sure the recovery moves fast enough to take hold. The State should mainly get out of the way and remove regulatory barriers it created before.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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