Showing posts with label flooding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flooding. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Our Fragile Planet

And our even more fragile capitalistic system.     Let's examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. "The world that we live in is beautiful but fragile." "The 3rd rock from the sun is a fragile oasis." Here are a couple of Earth Day quotes: "Remember that Earth needs to be saved every single day." "Remember the      ... MORE

Another Insurance Mess Government Has Gotten Us Into

Kathleen Pender on the flood insurance snafu.     A complex new federal insurance law is having so many unintended consequences that some of its original sponsors and backers are now trying to delay it. It's not the Affordable Care Act. It's the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Its goal was to put the National Flood         ... MORE

Supreme Court Makes Ruling In Favor Of Private Property

Government no longer free to cause flooding.      Supreme Court boosted property rights Tuesday, ruling unanimously government is not automatically exempt from liability when it causes flooding. In an Arkansas case, the justices said there is no automatic exemption from the Constitution's takings clause in the Fifth Amendment --      ... MORE