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David Brooks, The New York Times: The Underlying Tragedy

Natural disasters are a problem for the opinion industry. What can you say except "This is awful" without seeming crass and opportunistic? Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olberman have both made fools of themselves trying. In this column, Brooks shows how it's done, making important points about economic development  without seeming in any way unsympathetic.

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