The America-hating commies at, uh, BusinessWeek have a must-read article on Katrina and the implications for U.S. policy.
The major lesson policymakers should draw from the catastrophe is just how vulnerable the U.S. is becoming to natural disasters and energy disruptions. In fact, some experts say, Americans have been mistakenly lulled into thinking terrorism is the most pressing threat — and they argue that the relentless focus on staving off suicide bombers has left crucial gaps elsewhere.
Here are their policy recommendations:
- Restore natural buffer zones
- Limit development in the most vulnerable areas
- Get serious about climate change
- Make a Presidential appeal
- Increase energy diversity
- Boost energy efficiency
Read the whole thing.
(via David Corn)