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Afraid of the Storm?

As hurricane Irene ripped up the East coast this weekend, the news media overflowed with dire warnings about all the terrible things that could happen. Transportation shut down and events were canceled. Even where the effects of the storm were comparatively modest. Why are storm warnings so dramatic? The answer, in a word, is fear. […]

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