Monday, October 10, 2005

A dreadful idea

The Times Picayune has weighed in on NOLA Mayor Nagin's proposal that casino gambling be expanded in the city to help spur its regrowth. The Times-Pic rightly calls this "a dreadful idea."

Mayor Ray Nagin's vision of a downtown casino district running along the city's prime business corridor and one of its most-storied streets is a dreadful idea. This is not what the new New Orleans should be.
The Mayor's suggestion is a clear example of how crises have done little to change the state's business-as-usual thinking. Am I the only one who's read Bad Bet on the Bayou? The last line of today's Times-Pic editorial is straightfoward:
Find a better way to recreate New Orleans.