Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Long Term Questions for New Orleans

While critics are faulting the planning for and response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a $10 billion relief plan has been proposed.

While it is obvious that authorities need to provide immediate relief, food, shelter, etc., for those afflicted, the real question is whether New Orleans should be rebuilt. It is, for most part, below sea level now. And if there is any truth to global warming (I've seen it in my own neighborhood and you probably have in yours as well. Like, when was the last time that it really, I mean REALLY, snowed in your back yard?), the chances of another similar catastrophe will only get larger. Check the attached map for the prediction of one futurist.

These are your tax dollars at work. Even in this arena of obvious need, hard questions need to be asked what plans should be made for the future of New Orleans.


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