When Living Collides with Risk: the Government's Role

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It's easy to understand why people choose to live near a mountain, a river or beachfront. But what if pristine beauty comes with a risk of natural disaster? Who's responsible? Should government decide where we should and shouldn't live? We examine the role of government when personal choice turns into risk.


Johnny Johnston, CEO, Ventura Co., which includes La Conchita, Calif.

Richard Cunningham, law professor, University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, Calif.

Aeon Skoble, professor of philosophy, Bridgewater State College



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