Sound and Fury: Rhetoric and Rebound after Katrina

16 Pages Posted: 15 May 2008  

Art Carden

Brock School of Business, Samford University

Date Written: December 6, 2007

Abstract

Free markets in capital and labor are essential to rapid recovery from natural disaster. Political and rhetorical responses to Hurricane Katrina included denunciation of price gougers in the market for gasoline; the arbitrariness associated with anti-price gouging legislation may create uncertainty that reduces the attractiveness of the investment climate.

Keywords: Katrina, disaster, weather, rhetoric, political economy

JEL Classification: D70, K00

Suggested Citation

Carden, Art, Sound and Fury: Rhetoric and Rebound after Katrina (December 6, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1092313 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1092313

Art Carden (Contact Author)

Brock School of Business, Samford University ( email )

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.artcarden.com

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