Hurricane Katrina saved the New Orleans economy. To be clear, Hurricane Katrina was not “good”—it was a devastating event, the most destructive storm in American history, costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damage. But when the books are written, and the story is told, the conclusion will be inescapable: Hurricane Katrina marked a profoundly positive inflection point in the New Orleans economy.
"The Nutria that Roared: How Building Coalitions Can Empower the Small to Drive Great Change,"
New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 32:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol32/iss1/20