Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Well, Mr. President...

...even here in America, if the central government wants a railroad - or a hospital - they get it - no matter how many homes are bulldozed.  We've seen that here in New Orleans, where demolition of a neighborhood has been facilitated by the federal government, namely federal agencies like VA, FEMA, and HUD.

"All of it will take time. And it will be harder because we will argue about everything. The cost. The details. The letter of every law.

Of course, some countries don’t have this problem. If the central government wants a railroad, they get a railroad – no matter how many homes are bulldozed. If they don’t want a bad story in the newspaper, it doesn’t get written.

Fortunately, the bad stories do make it into the newspaper here on occasion.  Once in a while, they do get written.

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