Gun Control, Zoning Laws, Single-Payer Health Plans, … and Now FEMA
One of the commonest of government activities is keeping private citizens from solving a problem that government is supposedly handling. We see it in gun control (which keeps private citizens from stopping criminals on their own). We see it in zoning laws (which keeps private landlords from providing low-cost housing on their own). We see it in single-payer health plans (which keeps doctors and patients from making their own arrangements). I suppose we shouldn't be astonished that we see the same phenomenon in the rescue effort in Louisiana.
Radagast has a round up of related news items, but it this is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.