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Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Notes

This is the fourth time that we have documented private giving in the United States for a disaster. It appears that the fundraising for Hurricane Sandy relief will not, as of this writing, resemble that for Hurricane Katrina. The money just isn’t there. There are some curious, interesting observations of the situation thus far and we wanted to share those with our readers.

The process of growing up

Father Watching His Infant Sleep ca. 2003

A baby’s first task at birth is learning to use the various input devices. The five senses don’t come with a manual in PDF although basic instructions are provided. It’s noisy. Baby was used to the muffled sounds inside the mother’s body. It’s bright and smelly and so on. Baby must learn to control the dials for these input devices, first the on / off switches and then the ever more finely tuned controls.

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