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Risk Avoidance

Welcome to Washington—the most dangerous city in the United States. Over the past year we have experienced the terror of September 11, with an airplane crashing into the Pentagon and one headed towards the Capitol before it was forced down in Pennsylvania. We have suffered a rash of anthrax-contaminated letters affecting thousands of postal workers and employees at the Hart Senate Office Building. West Nile Virus has arrived in the DC suburbs. And now a homicidal maniac with an assault rifle is shooting innocent men, women and children on both sides of the Potomac. For most of us living and working in Washington, our daily routine has become, whether consciously or subconsciously, an exercise in personal risk management. Drivers are seeking out full-service gas stations to avoid getting out of their cars, after-school activities are cancelled, and some people are simply staying indoors. And yet the actual mathematical probability of…Log In to Read Full Article

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