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Can Hope Replace Fear in Managing the Ocean?

A reCan Hope Replace Fear in Managing the Oceancent article in Forbes carried the headline “Make Money from Fear” and suggested investors protect themselves against stock market declines by buying securities coined “crash insurance.”

Like the Forbes article about investing, our nation’s political strategies often use fear to focus attention. In fact, as Franklin Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” There is no black and white answer to many issues. There are choices. Fear often drives decisions that miss the mark on what the problems are and result in the loss of options for a more hopeful future.

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