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As floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey recede in Houston, one thing that’s been revealed is that some of the damage — financial, physical, emotional — could have been avoided.
“It gives people a feeling of complacency if they are not required to buy insurance,” said Howard Kunreuther, the co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He would like to see FEMA provide people the “gradation of their risk.”
Faculty Affiliate Professor Gilles Duranton discusses the prospective future of cities’ population.
He predicts that the forces of dispersion will mean that “cities won’t get to 80 to 100 million people.”
If regulations are not enforced to curb environmental damage or stop-gap processes are not implemented to assist struggling farmers in coping with climate change, the agriculture industry in Vietnam will face major changes by the end of the century. The salinization of the Mekong Delta and decrease in agricultural land highlight the issues the nation will face.
For too many of us, the American Dream has become a pipe dream. The nation is currently in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, where rents have skyrocketed while homeownership rates have plummeted.
In American public discourse, charter schools remain a highly controversial and politicized issue. Those in favor, such as Senator Cory Booker, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, and Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz, point to charter schools as a welcome alternative to the mismanagement of public schools. Many others, including both NYU Professor Diane Ravitch and former Philadelphia School Reform Commissioner, see charter schools as beneficial for few but detrimental to many others.