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Wal-Mart to the Rescue

Leonard Gilroy
September 6, 2005, 8:08am

One interesting, though underreported, aspect of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath is private sector disaster response. The WaPo highlights Wal-Mart's reaction: More from the San Diego Union-Tribune: It's good to see some recognition for the oft-maligned Wal-Mart's response efforts. And it helps to demolish the myth that centralized disaster response is somehow inherently superior to decentralized, localized response efforts that muster private sector ingenuity and capabilities. For a local perspective, be sure to check out BusinessWeek's profile of a Wal-Mart in Columbia, MS.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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