New Orleans the Achilles Heel of US economy
An interesting article by STRATFOR points to a bigger picture that the mass media doesn't. The devastation of New Orleans and its effect on global economy is not only an issue about oil, but more about the whole agriculture of the Mississippi region. The region had built the US economy in the first place and it's the place where all the rivers - and therefore - all goods flow. Without people operating a port in the mouth of the Mississippi river and absence of a system to support those people, the result will be a disturbing impact not only on the US economy, but on the global economy as well.