Thursday, August 30, 2007

Reflecting on Katrina

About two years ago many of us spent the Labor Day weekend, wondering what is happening in New Orleans post Katrina. As the national media reflects on the rebuilding process I thought I would turn to a person I trust, a college buddy Dan Rothschild has been working closely studying the rebuilding process. This link goes to his first article in a set of three on post Katrina myths. The first myth is that more money is needed. Dan argues that it is the lack or coordination and government that does not properly distribute funds. This argument mirrors one of Bill Easterly in the developing world that suggests US aid to these countries is not working. If we cannot get it together in New Orleans it is hard to imagine how development will work in a developing country post hurricane.

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