Sunken Cost

Kushner, Adam B.
October 2005
New Republic;10/3/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 14, p6
Argues that the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, should not be rebuilt as it was before the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Claim that a future category five hurricane could destroy major tracts of New Orleans and kill more people if certain areas are redeveloped; Flooding of New Orleans due to levee collapses; Vulnerability of New Orleans to future flooding; Lack of viable evacuation plans in the case of an emergency; Presentation of a moral case against allowing poor black residents to return to areas of the city that are in danger of flooding in the future.


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