May 29, 2011

NOT CLEAR ON THE ROLE OF INCENTIVES: Italian Seismologists Charged With Manslaughter for Not Predicting 2009 Quake. “Italian government officials have accused the country’s top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people. A shocked spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) likened the accusations to a witch hunt.”

The Italian justice system is looking like a bigger joke than usual, lately.

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