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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Louisiana (They're Tryin' To Wash Us Away...)

Think of it as one of those "Elephant In The Living Room" issues.

You know...everybody knows it's there but nobody wants to be the first to mention it.

Amidst all the heartbreaking footage from the Gulf Coast, Jeff Jarvis poses the one question that everyone is thinking but no one is asking:

Should we even bother rebuilding New Orleans?

Interesting question. What happened this week will eventually happen again. Certainly, they will reenforce the levees, but is that really enough?

Now is the time to start thinking and talking about it. New Orleans is one of the coolest cities on the planet, but as my pal Perry Simon put it: does it really make sense to put everybody right back in harm's way?

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