The images of the wildfires devouring towns and homes across California
are horrifying to see. So far, 79 people have been declared dead and more than 1300 are missing
. The mainstream media is a much better place to look for coverage of the actual fires, but there are a few important aspects to consider.
I’m infamous for suggesting that the broader public should not have to pay a cent to protect or rebuild mansions on sites that will inevitably burn every 20 or 25 years. My opinion hasn’t changed.