Disasters and democratic governance

Great post over at Volokh on Democratic governments and how they handle disasters. Overall, they do better than non-democracies because governments have stronger incentives to be responsive to peoples’ needs. But politicians tend to prioritize highly visible post-disaster rebuilding at the expense of less visible disaster preparedness spending that might be more cost effective but doesn’t grab as many voters. Read the whole thing, it’s a really interesting writeup.

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