The Long Road Back
Signal Noise in the Post-Katrina Context
By Emily Chamlee-Wright
This article appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of The Independent Review
Recovery from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina has stalled as residents and business owners wait for signs of whether and when their communities and customers are going to return. Tragically, many disaster-response policies and redevelopment initiatives have distorted the signals from markets and civil society that would otherwise foster a swift and sustained recovery.
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