I have been wondering where to best send my money.  The obvious answer, which I should have thought of long ago, is to ask Tyler Cowen, who suggests a few places on his website.  The tragedy seems to be of proportions unimaginable to people living in a rich society replete with earthquake codes.  Please give something if you can spare it.

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