Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Orleans

This week's disaster in New Orleans shows what can happen when you build a city below water level, add poorly maintained infrastructure, an indifferent federal government, insufficient resources and preparation, and a "party it out" mentality that arises in folks who are regularly threatened by major storms.

The solution? I'm not sure, but I think the smartest thing they could do is simply level the city and start over somewhere nearby that's above-grade. Call it "Newer Orleans" and let the original city's ruins stand as a monument to human hubris.

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