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.

Emily Chamlee-Wright is president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
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