[extropy-chat] Katrina as a test of social theories and models
thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Sep 8 18:58:23 UTC 2005
Everyone's a critic. Here is some material to work with:
Note that they say this up front:
< Warning: I'm about to link to a page that has a little "sfsocialists"
logo in the upper left corner. If that makes you twitch, skip this post.
You'll be doing yourself a disservice, though. The piece is descriptive.
What the authors are writing about is what happened to them during the time
they were stuck in the city after the storm passed.
The authors, <http://www.livejournal.com/users/sfsocialists/>Larry Bradshaw
and Lorrie Beth Slonsky, were attending a paramedics' conference in New
Orleans, staying in the French Quarter, when the hurricane hit. Afterward,
they were in the same situation as other survivors in the city: no food, no
water, no transportation, and no help from the outside world >
Frightening and encouraging all at once (to this old anarcho-communitarian,
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