The formidable husband-wife team of David and Emily Skarbek have a piece in The Atlantic arguing for the abolition of FEMA. David and Emily both wrote their PhD dissertations under my direction, and both were students at GMU during the time we were all engaged in the Katrina project. David has published earlier work on occupational licensing and recovery in the wake of natural disasters, and Emily has a series of papers addressing private and public sector efforts at rescue, recovery, and rebuilding.
Emily is a fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy (CHOPE) this year, while she is on leave from San Jose State; and David is an assistant professor in the political science department at Duke.
Congratulations to them on this piece and best wishes for their continued success.