We all know that local government can have no role in disaster prevention. Being powerless and without resources, all they can do is beg the state and federal governments to spend the nation’s collective tax dollars to subsidize their own continued existence.
This news has not, apparently filtered down to everyone though. Bill Styring of Carmel, Indiana, has an interesting piece in today’s Indianapolis Star.
In it, he shows that, in all likelihood, for what New Orleans spent on the Superdome to retain the Saints NFL franchise in 1971, they could have independently upgraded their own protective levee, and the city might still exist today.