Author: Terry Schwadron

Terry H. Schwadron retired as a senior editor at The New York Times, Deputy Managing Editor at The Los Angeles Times and leadership jobs at The Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin. He was part of a Pulitzer Gold Medal team in Los Angeles, and his team part of several Pulitzers in New York. As an editor, Terry created new approaches in newsrooms, built technological tools and digital media. He pursued efforts to recruit and train minority journalists and in scholarship programs. A resident of Harlem, he volunteers in community storytelling, arts in education programs, tutoring and is an active freelance trombone player.

An Unusual Conclusion From a Libertarian Think Tank Funded by the Ultra-Conservative Money Men Expensive as it may have been for individuals caught up in floods to clean up the glop, restore power and return to normalcy, it would have cost tons more for both individuals and communities to have a deluge without flood insurance. That’s the main idea, of course: You pay protection money against the possibilities of a disaster. And we all chip in with tax money for the protection of whole coastal cities, towns in the paths of tornadoes or areas where volcanoes spew. We don’t…

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