Musings on Irma

One of the things I love most about America is our ability to pull together in times of crisis. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, stories of selflessness, kindness and generosity remind us that ordinary people often do the extraordinary, despite risks to their own well-being. Indeed, it is the unsung heroes of our daily lives that restore my faith in humanity when the evidence to the contrary seems particularly damning. Irma also illustrates why good governance and public policy matter. Voluntarism alone won’t rebuild broken lives and communities, nor will corporate or private philanthropy. Government will, aided by the actions and resources of others.

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