30th October 2012
As it so happens, I’ve written on this issue before. So let me lazily quote myself rather than come up with something new. Specifically, I’m pulling from a piece I wrote for the Las Vegas Review-Journal after Hurricane Katrina.
But government officials really did prevent experienced private relief organizations and convoys of supplies from reaching people in need in the wake of Katrina. Police and bus drivers really did abandon their posts. And private companies really were ready to help.