Do we really need a national weather service?

posted by
August 29, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Iain Murray and David Bier  
Posted in Commentary

"As Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast, news stations bombard our televisions with constant updates from the National Hurricane Center. While Americans ought to prepare for the coming storm, federal dollars need not subsidize their preparations. Although it might sound outrageous, the truth is that the National Hurricane Center and its parent agency, the National Weather Service, are relics from America’s past that have actually outlived their usefulness." (08/27/11)  

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