Subsidized brush-fire insurance

“Should the state and federal government encourage Californians to build houses in high-risk brush-fire zones? The brain says ‘no,’ but the policy means ‘yes.'” Matt Welch at Reason (Oct. 22; see our Oct. 31 post) further investigates the so-called FAIR insurance program, which (among its other flaws) tends to redistribute wealth to the residents of affluent Malibu and Topanga Canyon. Glenn Reynolds comments (Nov. 6).

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