How Capitalism and Innovation Saved Lives During Hurricane Irma

As Americans begin the unenviable task of trying to rebuild from the recent hurricanes, a silver-lining to these tragic events can still be uncovered under close examination: As devastating as the recent storms were, American capitalism and innovation prevented an enormous amount of suffering and untimely deaths. While any lives lost are too many, The Washington Post explained how human innovation is constantly driving us towards a world of greater disaster preparedness: Five deaths related to Hurricane Irma have now been confirmed in Florida…it’s remarkable the extent to which the human cost of a storm as destructive and powerful as