[extropy-chat] Katrina as a test of social theories and models

Damien Broderick 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, 

Damien Broderick

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