From The Guardian:

Conservatives are well aware of this, and they’ve often got more in mind than just boosting the construction industry. In the midst of Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding, the conservative American Enterprise Institute pleaded with Texas and Louisiana officials to allow price gouging of fuel and water to “let the market work”.

The director of state affairs at the right-leaning Americans for Tax Reform urged President Trump to not only suspend Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements, but also seek their permanent repeal.

And, as California’s wine country burned earlier this month, Steven Greenhut of the conservative R Street Institute argued that the state ought to use the disaster to bring “pension and compensation systems under control”.

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