Dealing with Natural Disaster: Role of the Market
AbstractCes dernières années, il y a eu de nombreuses discussions à propos des coûts croissants des risques naturels. Jusquà présent, pour la première fois dans lhistoire lhumanité a pu se prémunir contre les caprices de la nature de manière significative. Le développement économique a fourni la meilleure protection contre les cataclysmes naturels. Lintervention du gouvernement dans léconomie a contrarié la croissance économique et retardé la possibilité pour les gens de prendre des mesures efficaces afin datténuer limpact des sinistres naturels. Dans la mesure où les forces du marché ont pu opérer, toute une série doptions ont permis de prédire, prévenir et dédommager les coûts de ces risques.In recent years, there have been a lot of discussions about the increased costs of natural hazards. Yet, the fact is that for the first time in history mankind has been able to insulate themselves from the vagaries of nature to a significant extent. Economic development has provided the best protection against natural cataclysms. Government intervention in the economy has adversely affected economic growth and retarded the ability of the people to take effective measures to mitigate the impact of natural hazards. To the extent the market forces have been allowed the space to operate, a whole range of options has evolved to predict, prevent and offset the costs of these hazards.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.
Volume (Year): 10 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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