Assorted links (Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria edition)

Updated 29 Sept. 2017:

  1. Photos from Puerto Rico, via The Atlantic
  2. Puerto Rico’s long-term problems, via Bloomberg View (Tyler Cowen)
  3. Facts and observations about the Jones Act, via Marginal Revolution (Tyler Cowen)
  4. The economics of natural disasters, via The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis (Kevin L. Kliesen)
  5. A reverse Dutch auction of Puerto Rico’s public debts, via prior probability (F. E. Guerra-Pujol)
  6. Rexford Tugwell and the New Deal in Puerto Rico, via PR51st
  7. What if Puerto Rico becomes part of an already existing State?, via MR (Tyler Cowen)
  8. Satellite images of the Island, before and after Maria, via Twitter (@NOAA)
As an aside, doesn’t the natural disaster that devastated our beloved Puerto Rico pose a difficult problem for our libertarian friends? After all, libertarians generally distrust government (and for good reason, we might add), but what happens when there is a national emergency or a natural disaster, like the one affecting the Island now?
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