How Businesses Outperformed Government During New Orleans’ Katrina Fiasco

[Originally published by Forbes]

 

Yesterday, New Orleans reminisced on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which remains America’s costliest natural disaster– killing 1,836 people, displacing 1 million, and causing $150 billion in damages. It would have been natural for residents, much like the media, to celebrate the city’s admirable bounce-back ever since, and its future potential. But on the historic day, it was also worth recalling the sheer incompetence for disaster relief shown by the government during that summer in 2005…[read the rest at Forbes]