Harvey’s burdens will fall hardest on the poor

Source: David Von Drehle, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

The catastrophe on the Texas coast makes little or no distinction between rich and poor — for now, anyway. The gates of a gated community can’t hold back the waters of an epic flood. But even this Noah-like deluge will stop eventually, and when the rain ends and the water drains from rivers and bayous, the differences will become stark.

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