More start to question subsidized insurance and coastal welfare

Today’s New York Times features a provocative article that ends up focusing on Dauphin Island off the Gulf coast of Alabama on the wisdom of using tens of billions of tax dollars to subsidize coastal reconstruction in the aftermath of storms. ┬áRecommended reading, particularly the discussion of the little-heralded Stafford Act, which subsidizes reconstruction of government buildings.

Dauphin Island

The “A” marker shows Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the Alabama coast

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