Commentary: Road Home Grant Money Going to Waste

By Jamison Beuerman
The latest example of astonishing wasteful government spending in Post-Katrina New Orleans was described in a recent report by the Times-Picayune. In this example of progress impeded by bureaucratic incompetence, a study by a federal inspector general found that 80% of sampled recipients of Road Home elevation grants in 2006 and 2007 failed to use...

TAGS: Hurricane Katrina, Road Home, Transparency

Larry Reed on Louisiana Stimulus

By Kevin Kane
I had planned to comment on this amusing piece from the New York Times, but Lawrence Reed beat me to the punch. As always, Larry’s take is insightful. Another interesting aspect of the article is that it demonstrates a pronounced shift in the media narrative. Now that Bush is out and Obama is in, Louisiana...

TAGS: Hurricane Katrina, Lawrence Reed, Stimulus

Mercatus on the Bailout

By Ellen Carmichael
“If you liked the speed of the Katrina recovery efforts, you’ll love the efficiency of these ‘shovel-ready’ bailout projects.” –Dan Rothschild In a February 25, 2009 Forbes magazine article, Garett Jones and Dan Rothschild of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University parallel the inadequacy of federal efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with President...

TAGS: Hurricane Katrina, Stimulus

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