It’s a simple truth: Any housing unit being used exclusively as a short-term rental is no longer available as a home for an actual New Orleanian.Sorry, no. We were never better than that. Greed and exploitation has been the key theme to understanding the whole of New Orleans's post-Katrina "recovery" experience. There's no America to be Made Great Again here. We were in a poor and sinking city before the disaster and afterward what was left of that poor and sinking city was fed bit by bit to a neoliberal profit-taking machine. We failed to stop that from happening. We were always going to fail.
The post-Katrina era is over; now it’s simply the time when greed wins… and we used to be better than that.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
I strongly disagree with Kalen
She concludes a post about the Airbnb travesty this way.