A People’s Reconstruction

A People’s Reconstruction. A real post-Katrina revitalization of New Orleans would have meant more jobs and public services, not cutbacks and privatization. Jay Arena, Jacobin, August 28, 2015 “We finally cleaned up public housing. We couldn’t do it, but God could.” So crowed Richard Baker, the real-estate entrepreneur and former Baton Rouge Republican congressman, while bantering with lobbyists on the House floor in the days after Hurricane Katrina floodwaters busted through New Orleans’s ill-maintained federal levees and swamped the city. ... People’s