A Story of Redemption

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NEW ORLEANS – Let the record show that I am noticing. I have actually been noticing for some time now. It would appear that this city is not just back, but it’s better.

Now I’m not just hearing this from economic developers who will sell you a pig in a poke if you let them. No, longtime residents tell me that things are looking up, that the city is changing. Previously I had known New Orleans as an interesting if not largely broken place headed in some very ugly directions. That is no longer the case.

That is not to say that serious deep-rooted problems do not remain. Crime and poverty remains a pox here. Establishing quality public education is still not a top priority for some. And entrepreneurship and diversity is still viewed with antipathy or even suspicion by some old money. But those attitudes are breaking down. People…

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