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Puerto Rico's Blackout and National Resilience

While electricity will eventually return to Puerto Rico following a massive island-wide blackout that left 1.5 million residents in darkness, it may take decades to return the island to a solid footing. The confluence of unfortunate events hurting the U.S. territory are of both the acute and attritional variety. The blackout, however, is an entirely predictable outcome resulting from decades of mismanagement and under-investment in the backbone of any modern economy - namely the electricity grid.
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