Monday, September 12, 2005
Hurricane Katrina is not 9/11!
I've heard an awful lot about how Hurricane Katrina is in a lot of ways like 9/11. It's not, not even close. You see, on September 11, 2001, no one was left directly homeless. 95% of all business in NYC had resumed business after a week, and employment was unaffected. Most of New Orleans and the surrounding areas are uninhabitable, and will be for a few more months. An entire American city incapacitated. The only connection I can make between the two disasters is the negative economic effect on the nation as a whole.