Effective Disaster Response: Lessons from the Private Sector During Katrina

“A lot of you are going to have to make decisions above your level. Make the best decision that you can with the information that’s available to you at the time, and, above all, do the right thing.”
–Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott to senior Wal-Mart staff as Hurricane Katrina approached

Many assume that the only viable option for emergency response and recovery from a natural disaster is one that is centrally directed.

Join Cascade Policy Institute this Wednesday to hear the big Katrina story you may not have seen in the news, and find out why a large number of people owe their lives to the thousands of Coast Guard rescues and the resources that private-sector firms such as Wal-Mart made available during those tragic, chaotic days three years ago this summer.

RSVP today to Nancy Wheaton at (503) 242-0900 for this special luncheon presentation featuring St. Lawrence University economics professor Dr. Steven Horwitz in Portland, Wednesday, June 18, noon-1:30 p.m.