“Italy Allows Illegal Homes to Be Rebuilt, Earthquake Zone or Not,” The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2019. The headline says it all.
Leaving aside the impact of a government “permitting” the building of “illegal” homes, what does it say when that government allows the illegal homes to be rebuilt on the site of a recent earthquake? Is convenience more important than either law or safety? And does the Italian government thereby accept liability for deaths and damage from the next quake?
I see aspects of Governance (or lack thereof), Information (experience with quakes), and Compliance (impact of ignoring existing law).