Here come the Greedheads

Speculators rushing in as the water recedes

Would-be home buyers are betting New Orleans will be a boomtown.

Brace yourself for this shocker.

And many of the city’s poorest residents could end up being forced out.

I can see it now, a “restored” French Quarter
surrounded by pricey condos and homes. A simulacrum of what once was
real, existing as image only, with no real soul. And free from all
those pesky non-wealthy people.

A common definition of the simulacrum
is a copy of a copy whose relation to the model has become so
attenuated that it can no longer properly be said to be a copy.

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