CNBC host: ‘Grateful’ earthquake death toll is worse than economic toll

15 Mar
by Tommy Christopher | 12:38 pm, March 13th, 2011

Human beings are strange, unique creatures whose reactions to tragedy can be unpredictable.The same can also be said of CNBC host Larry Kudlow, who waxed optimistic about the catastrophic earthquake/tsunami in Japan on Friday’s edition of The Call. Even as horrific scenes of devastation unfolded in the aftermath of Japan’s 8.9 earthquake and 23-foot tsunami, Kudlow found the silver lining: no markets were harmed in the making of this disaster.

After one of his colleagues made the somewhat cold observation that “the markets are taking this in stride,” Kudlow chimed in, “The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.”

Here’s the clip, from CNBC. Kudlow’s declaration is about 20 seconds in, but we let it run a little longer to see if he would, um, clarify?

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