"The Red Cross has just announced a new disaster-response partnership with Wal-Mart. When the next hurricane hits, it will be a co-production of Big Aid and Big Box.
This, apparently, is the lesson learned from the government’s calamitous response to Hurricane Katrina: Businesses do disaster better.
“It’s all going to be private enterprise before it’s over,” Billy Wagner, emergency management chief for the Florida Keys, currently under hurricane watch for Tropical Storm Ernesto, said in April. “They’ve got the expertise. They’ve got the resources.”"
via Naomi Klien and NoLogo
AV: wow...so, what a dumb ass am I, I figured part of the government's responsibility is to take care of the citizens they govern.
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Sunday, October 01, 2006
Posted by avin at 10/01/2006 11:37:00 PM