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Mitigation costs are a matter of personal value

February 14, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Last October, Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida panhandle with 155 mile per hour (mph) winds. Mexico Beach was largely destroyed, except for one exceptional, and now much reported on, house called the Sand Palace. Does it offer a guide for building for the future?

Strengthening buildings to reduce damage from natural disasters is called mitigation,…

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Politics and the Economics of the Carbon Tax

January 31, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

A carbon tax involves some good economics and is probably the best way to address global warming. And yet I think that adopting the tax represents bad policy. My reservations involve the politics of policy implementation as examined by Nobel prize-winning economist James Buchanan.

Before getting to my concerns, let’s consider two other arguments against…

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Sports betting may not be ‘best bet’ in Alabama

September 19, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last May that states could legalize sports betting.  New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and Mississippi have joined Nevada in offering legal sports betting, and about twenty other states have taken steps toward legalization.  Should Alabama join this crowd?

The size of the sports betting market is one argument in the…

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