Personal Perspectives/Accounts of Recovery
Two articles from Risk Frontier, an Australian publication. * * * [awaiting permission to reprint]
Two recent books offer interesting perspectives on recovery.
(1) Klein, Naomi (2007). The Shock Doctrine; the Rise of Disaster Capitalism. N.Y.: Henry Holt & Co. For a short blurb, go to: http://us.macmillan.com/theshockdoctrine
(2) Gunewardena, Nandini and Marck Schuller (editors). (2008) Capitalizing on Catastrophe; Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reconstruction. N.Y.: Rowman and Littlefield. http://www.rowmanlittlefield.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0759111030&thepassedurl=[thepassedurl]
AP News (March12, 2010) Report Blasts Firm Overseeing Katrina Recovery. Recent clip that decried abuse and fraud in LA recovery from Katrina; interesting quote re "disaster
capitalism," showing the results of Klein's book and its effect on at least academics! laism