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


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Daniel J. Smith


Troy University

July 1, 2009

THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL DISASTERS, pp. 87-102, William Kern, ed., Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010

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

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: Natural disasters, entrepreneur, profit

JEL Classification: B53, H12, L26


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Date posted: December 6, 2010 ; Last revised: November 14, 2013

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Boettke, Peter J. and Smith, Daniel J., Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience (July 1, 2009). THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL AND UNNATURAL DISASTERS, pp. 87-102, William Kern, ed., Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1720683 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1720683

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