Tag: New Orleans

Throwback Thursday: New Orleans and the disaster capitalism narrative

On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Canadian activist and author Naomi Klein republished an excerpt from her 2006 national best seller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, claiming free-market acolytes of economist Milton Friedman capitalized on the disaster to radically alter New Orleans’s public education system. This conspiratorial narrative, and many of[Read More…]