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Old 09-13-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Why hasn't NOLA prospered like Miami, Atlanta or Houston? It has a lot of advantages!!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Old money v. class distinctions (people call it race, but its not race...its class), plus other cities saw decay but businesses in the suburbs near the cities operated to attract business which benefited the core city.

New Orleans is trapped by water, and you have Metairie hating New Orleans, and vice versa. St. Bernard doesn't want to be a part of New Orleans...and the Northshore seems like another planet.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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New Orleans was the dominant city in the south until white flight, and the elevation does not help matters. It's not like it was some collosal failure from the start.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Well every city had white flight. Atlanta certainly suffered from it...
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I'm quite sure State/City Government, emphasis on education (or lack of), and the years 1992-1994 all fit in somewhere up there with white flight and class wars.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Well every city had white flight. Atlanta certainly suffered from it...
And it affected cities in different ways, often varying depending on main industries, geography, suburban areas already in existance, etc. It killed Detroit, and it put NOLA and St. Louis in ICU.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Corruption among city officals over the years certainly didn't help!
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Let's see,...repeatedly electing corrupt politicians and becoming world famous for people in public getting drunk, vomiting, urinating, and fornicating sure didn't help.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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And, unfortunately, some of the citizens don't stand up and DEMAND better...complain about it, however, but then just accept it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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And, unfortunately, some of the citizens don't stand up and DEMAND better...complain about it, however, but then just accept it.
And that is not only a New Orleans problem, but a Louisiana problem. They are just as bad about that up in North La
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