Hurricane season started this week. That means those of us who live in Florida are in preparedness mode – or at least we should be.
For you landlocked readers, the notion of a hurricane kit is probably foreign to you. But for those of us who live in hurricane-prone coastal areas, updating the hurricane kit is a right of passage from spring into summer.
As I write this, Hurricane Dorian is taking aim at Florida. What’s fun about that? you might ask. Well, nothing. And I don’t want to minimize the potential for disaster. But the hurricane hasn’t hit yet and the runup to a storm provides a lot of amusement and some educational moments. I just can’t resist.
There’s nothing like a natural disaster to bring out the ignorance in people – especially economic ignorance. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey were no exception to this rule. They brought out some pretty amusing economic punditry. Of course, it would be a lot funnier if so much of it didn’t come from so-called experts who have the power to dictate policy.