An essay on the new New Orleans; and hospital privatization eliminated jobs

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…the New Orleans where I grew up wasn’t some hip place you moved when you didn’t know what to do with your life. It wasn’t a “blank slate.” It was a place where you lived because you had ties there, because you were stuck there or because your job was there.

       You didn’t just come to New Orleans with a guitar and a dream.

But the questions raised by the Auditor’s Office revisited issues that lawmakers considered — and discarded — during their 2012 debate on the program. They instead chose to leave most of the accountability requirements for the private schools to the Education Department.


In addition to the shocking discovery that Millennials don’t really think about light bulbs that much, the survey found that only four in 10 respondents are aware that on Jan. 1, 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs, the most popular light bulbs in America, will join energy-wasting compatriots, 75W and 100W incandescent bulbs, in A-shape heaven when their domestic manufacture and import completely ceases.

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