Social experiment for evacuees
Hunh. This is an interesting story on so many levels:
Canadian Firm Builds Hamlet for New Orleans Evacuees
Company officials say they are building 49 houses for evacuees and pledging to provide residents with a free place to live for five years, as long as each able-bodied adult agrees to work and perform community service. If the residents have a tough time finding work, they will have the option of tilling the land on the 860-acre organic farm Magna plans to build near the property.
They’re setting this up in Simmesport, LA, and I dunno about you, but I had to hit the trusty mapquest to find it. Talk about a culture shock.