Thursday, February 09, 2006


Good reads for a Thursday

If you've got some time, check out these two articles in major publications across the country.

First, is from the Chicago Tribune, about the disparity in recovery speed, that the article attributes to wealth and race. That is somewhat true, I think it is more due to geography than anything, but the simple fact that wealthier people have the resources to rebuild without waiting on a government grant is a big advantage.

Second, a good piece from the Washington Post, calling us "Limbo Land". A most interesting quote from the article:

Mayor C. Ray Nagin has also been wrestling with ways to break the bureaucratic logjams that he says are preventing New Orleans from rebuilding. He recently met with officials from foreign countries, including France and Jordan, looking for help. "We had a little disappointment earlier from some signals that we're getting from Washington," Nagin told a local television station, "but the international community may be able to fill the gap."

Now, go read.

Chicago Tribune's article or Washington Post article

I don't really think it's wealth. All of the Viet owned stores that I frequent out on Chef highway are opent, and have been for a while.

I do like the term "Limbo Land".
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