Drowning by Numbers: The Non-Reproduction of New Orleans
Seymour, Benedict. 2006. Drowning by Numbers: The Non-Reproduction of New Orleans. Mute, [Article]No full text available
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After the actual hurricane that hit New Orleans in late August 2005, came the second hurricane of neo-liberal looting. The vacuum left by the evacuation of the working class population and the storm’s destruction of infrastructure produced the dream conditions for economic 'restructuring'. This ‘disaster-catalysed primitive accumulation’, argues Benedict Seymour, reveals in fast-forward the fire-fighting strategy of a US economy in chronic decline