Sunday, December 16, 2007

No Katrina Cottages in Their Back Yard

Only in a society where economic opportunities are on the decline for most families ravaged by natural disasters (and for the working class in general) do local communities bar the truly disadvantaged from having a short-term or long-term place to live. On the Gulf Coast it looks like class strife and hopeless city councils fighting state and federal support; one of the tests is that residents are "trying to rebuild," which assumes that they have incomes and insurance coverage that support "trying to rebuild." That's quite an assumption in the current political climate.

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