The extent of damage and human suffering from Hurricane Sandy is staggering. However, seeing the news on TV about the millions without electric power just confirms that our infrastructure has been neglected.
In the past 30 years, many European countries have buried all their electrical power lines except for high-voltage lines. When bad storms happen, you hear reports of 20,000 to 30,000 people without power, not millions. Yes, buried power lines cost more to install, but I guess free market just means do the cheapest thing to maximize profits, and people be damned. How sad.
Laurent De Jaham, Doral