Skellywag

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Hit them while they're down

...or The Logic of Capitalism

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday the city is laying off as many as 3,000 employees — or about half its workforce — because of the financial damage inflicted on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.

This is just perverse, in a bad way. Any civilised society would help the victims of a (part-)natural disaster. Neo-Con USA uses it as an excuse to drive through cuts. The architects - no, that's too careful - the cowboy builders of unfettered free-market economics are being revealed as sicker and more diseased by the week. The scenes in all those 'futuristic' graphic novels like Transmet? They are on your doorstep, and have been for years.


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