If rebuilding after a disaster HELPS the Economy, why not just pick a few neigborhoods and burn them down on purpose? Then we can add the cost of buying the accelerant to our economic prosperity as opposed to wating for a lightening strike which is free. Think of how much gasoline could have been purchased in Indianapolis instead of waiting for just one gas leak to wipe out those houses? Why not just get hammers and just start breaking windows on our way to prosperity?
Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms. However, when they arrive at the motel, they find that rooms now rent for $250. At that price, they might decide to make do with one room. In my book, that would be wonderful. That decision would make a room available for another family who had to evacuate Sandy's wrath. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others condemn this...
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