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Throw Back Thursday (#TBT) – Robert Evans’ first “The Undisciplined Economist” column in Healthcare Policy – Kafka, New Orleans, the OARs and the KT Boundary

From the perspective of KT, what is most interesting about the drowning of New Orleans is not the disaster itself, nor the slow and fumbling response, nor even the gathering of commercial vultures as the event reaches the end of its media life. Rather, it is that the disaster was so predictable and so widely and accurately predicted. From sophisticated computer simulations and engineering studies, to articles in high-end magazines – Scientific American, National Geographic – the message was spelled out unambiguously in letters 10 feet tall.

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 9:36 am and is filed under Throw Back Thursday (TBT).