Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
Thomas Massie Catches Bipartisan Flak for Suggesting Congress Actually Vote on $19 Billion in Disaster Funding
Demanding that members of Congress be in town to vote on spending huge sums of money seems reasonable.
Congress Bickers Over Spending $13 or $14 Billion on Disaster Relief. They Should Spend Closer to $0.
The squabbling over federal disaster assistance reveals the bipartisan nature of wasteful spending.
The Utah senator wants a world where "Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren't forced to pay higher prices for imported goods."
Price signals ultimately mean more supplies for disaster-struck areas.
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
A report from Florida's ravaged Panhandle.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
It's a regressive, debt-ridden program that transfers wealth from regular Americans to the rich.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
Displaced by Hurricane Maria, Fully Trained Massage Therapists Can't Work Because They Lack Licenses
Blocked from jobs because they lack occupational licenses, they're turning to welfare instead.
Federal Prohibition Left California Cannabis Farmers Without Insurance or Banks When Wildfires Struck
The cannabis industry has been cut off from access to the banks and insurance companies other businesses can rely on to get them through disasters.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.
In this documentary murder mystery, the suspects all belch smoke and lava.
DHS ends waiver of protectionist shipping law that drives up costs.
Here, as usual, the private sector outperforms the public sector.
Governor's decree makes recovery even harder for bar owners.
Congress needs to vote to stop protecting shipping cartel from market competition.
Administration says it will not reduce effects of the anti-free-trade Jones Act.
Crony law benefitting U.S. shipping companies will drive up costs, extend hurricane crisis.
From Walmart to Uber to AirBnB, businesses should be lauded for their generosity and effectiveness in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
Polk County's hurricane shelters will not be open to all.
Existing regulations impoverish our cities, and perverse subsidies increase the damage done by catastrophic storms.
The "development kills" crowd has failed to take into account the very creation of Houston and its long and colorful history of being underwater.
Hurricane Harvey has made a life-threatening mess too serious to rely on just government-managed aid.
If history is any indicator, it's going to be a long and very expensive siege.
The federal government is awful at handling disasters. Can we try not to screw it up this time?
Because the important thing during a hurricane is making sure evacuees aren't undocumented immigrants.
CBS show is disposable summer television at its worst.
If the government can't do disaster recovery as well as the private sector, could it at least not make things any harder?
And new federal regulations could add to the cost of rebuilding or force some residents to abandon their homes.