Storm surge barriers for New York City would cost about $15 billion.
Hurricane-proofing New York
A blog about business and economics.
Nov. 1 2012 4:26 PM

Hurricane-proofing New York

What would it cost to secure Manhattan, the north coasts of Brooklyn and Queens, and Hudsdon County in New Jersey from storm surges with a Dutch-style system of dams and sluices? Looks like about $15 billion which would be money well spent in my opinion.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Oct. 13 2015 3:34 PM How Did American Slavery End? History of American Slavery, Episode 9: The long process of emancipation.