Saturday, September 17, 2005

Private sector heroes

John Tierney in the NYT writes about the heroic efforts of Louisiana's Acadian Ambulance in New Orleans in the days following the storm. Tierney also documents evidence of the incredible federal bureaucracy that limited this private company's ability to help even more than it did. But the best line is this: "As the Acadian workers demonstrated, coping with a disaster requires the ability to improvise and break the rules - talents notably absent in most bureaucrats."