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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Tale of Two Louisiana Cities

My LA correspondent notes that the aftermath of Katrina is playing out much differently in Biloxi than in New Orleans. The crucial difference -- local officials are far less interested in assigning blame and raking in graft than in actually getting something done and are willing to get out of the way of private enterprise. As a result the city is booming, but the local press, true to form, is demanding detailed plans not just for the city, but for the entire region. Good thinking, guys. That's just what Louisiana needs -- more government planning.

Read it here.

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