A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast. Each day, the state loses nearly the accumulated acreage of every football stadium in the N.F.L. Were this rate of land loss applied to New York, Central Park would disappear in a month. Manhattan would vanish within a year and a half.
One of the world's richest men and founder of Oracle, the software company, on what drove his decision to purchase and entire island - in Hawaii no less. A wonderful tale of his plans to bring back some sense to the native people living there.
"It is quite all right for you to express yourself freely on war matters to me. This does not say you are right, but there is no harm in free expression to me. I can understand. But do, please, I beg you, be prudent in talking to others. If things go as you have foreseen, in the serene aftermath you can have your consolation."