Most New Deal programs were anything but race- and gender-neutral in their impact. They were both racially discrminatory and a boon to many black Americans.
A longtime activist, running in a special City Council election, is just what New Orleans needs.
Before the storm, neoliberalism shaped the social and economic
inequities of New Orleans; after Hurricane Katrina, it worsened them
by making government the tool of corporations and investors.
What happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic consequence of the belief that cutting public spending makes for a better society.