Fyre Festival Wouldn’t Have Been a Spectacular Disaster without Big Government

Last week, the much-hyped, multi-day “Fyre Festival” in the Bahamas was cancelled amid chaos on the Bahama Island of Great Exuma. While much has been written on the shocking incompetence of Fyre’s event planners that charged patrons exorbitant ticket prices to be stranded on an island with little food, water, shelter, or electricity, less has been said about the other culprit behind this disaster: Bahamas’ Big Government. To be clear, the lion’s share of blame obviously falls on the music festival’s organizers. It takes a special kind of nerve to charge people thousands of dollars to stay in “island villas,” which