The hurricane boom

There’s still plenty of misery to go around in the New Jersey and New York area, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. But economists are often more into numbers than humanity. The Goldman Sachs group says the devastating storm could be quite an economic boon, adding enough money into the economy as a government stimulus program.

All of this is literally cold comfort to people in the Rockaways who still don’t have conventional electricity. But ingenuity has taken over. As nature taketh away, it gives, too.