Peter Boettke, “Katrina and the Economics of Disaster” (MP3 audio), Econtalk, 2006/12/18

In disaster, how much should we rely on voluntary efforts, and how much should we look to the government?

Pete Boettke of George Mason University talks about the role of government and voluntary efforts in relieving suffering during and after a crisis such as Katrina.

Drawing on field research he is directing into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Boettke highlights the role of what he calls “civil society”–the informal, voluntary associations we make as individuals with each other to create community.

Boettke on Katrina and the Economics of Disaster | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

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