Fortune magazine says, in the year since Katrina, the Big Easy has become the Big Difficult. State, federal and city coordination has given way to 73 neighborhoods trying to make plans on their own. What’s the role of race in the rebuilding process? Could levees rebuilt by the Army Corps of Engineers prevent the same disaster from happening again? Plus, Halliburton and Bechtel are among the major contractors in both the Gulf States and Iraq and Afghanistan. What does the contracting process have to do with the results? Also, UN Secretary General is in Lebanon, trying to push implementation of the cease-fire.
In New Orleans, the Disaster Continues
From this Episode:
Disaster Profiteering in the Gulf
The Army Corps of Engineers is involved in rebuilding both on the Gulf Coast and in Iraq and Afghanistan, as are Bechtel , Halliburton and other major contractors. The...
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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Visits the Middle East
Kofi Annan is back in Beirut , trying to push implementation of the cease-fire in Lebanon. The UN Secretary General has called on Hezbollah to turn over abducted Israeli...