Sandy was a rare, but hardly unprecedented, confluence of weather events. The political decisions and blame-avoidance, however, are all-too-common confluences of human tendencies — worsened by government officials seeking greater power and control, with steadily declining transparency and accountability.
Politicians point fingers at scapegoats such as “dangerous man-made global warming” and “heartless” insurance companies. Perhaps it is time they examine their own policies.
Paul Driessen is senior policy adviser for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and author of “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death” (Merril Press, 2012).
By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units