July, 2009

Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience

  • Peter J. Boettke

    Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Daniel J. Smith

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The authors explore how entrepreneurs, not government policies, save lives after a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina.    

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Citation (Chicago Style)

Boettke, Peter J. and Smith, Daniel J., Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience (July 2009). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 09-29.