[ExI] tsunami in japan

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 23:42:56 UTC 2011

2011/3/11 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> Comparing yesterday’s tsunami in Japan to the one in the Indian Ocean on 26
> December 2004: the death toll in this one will likely be on the order of a
> tenth of a percent of the 2004 incident, yet the property damage as measured
> in anything we recognize as currency will likely be far greater in 2011 than
> in 2004.
> Currencies do odd things like that.

I don't understand how this is a currency thing. If indeed there is
more financial damage, it would be because the level of infrastructure
(thus value) of Japan is higher. This also explains to some extent why
the death toll will also be so much lower.

Compare Hurricane Katrina to a similar storm hitting Bangladesh
(whatever they are calling themselves these days).


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