Tuesday, September 11, 2018


I've told this tiny story several times, but it's a good time to retell it because it shows the conservative attitude towards disasters: opportunity!

A couple of years after Katrina I was at a bar late at night in a resorty town, eavesdropping on the conversation one table over. Some 30something well-dressed bros discussing their rising fortunes in government contracting. The phrase which jumped out at me and is enough to get the point was:

And then Katrina happened, and everyone got rich.