Charity Does Not Compensate for Government

Author name: 
Eduardo Porter

 New York Times, November 13, 2012

"Anyone doubting Americans’ charity should visit the Rockaways in Queens. Volunteers from all over the city and beyond have descended upon the devastated communities, providing cash, supplies and assistance to locals marooned in waterlogged homes without food or power. They are helping to fill a void in the government’s sometimes plodding response to the disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy."