Of course it’s not wrong. I don’t see any painful juxtaposition here. Since the "War Between the States" (as it might be called down that way) wrecked the cotton and sugar economy, New Orleans has depended on tourism, oil and its port. The poorer folks depend on those businesses as much as the rich–either for jobs or for the tax money that pays for welfare. The oil industry suffered a lot of damage but with oil at record prices, that indistry is rapidly pulling itself together. The port is doing likewise more slowly. Its’ tourism and peripheral industries like seafood that remain, as they say, under water. But if New Orleans is to rise, it’ll be done by private industry resuming and finding there is money to be made which requires a work force which necessitates putting money into housing and all the other things. No matter what the Federal government has promised, they are already backing away from their promises and I doubt New Orleans will be rebuilt by government, but I do think it will be rebuilt as a somewhat smaller version of itself if government gets out of the way. By that I mean, cut out these stupid building moratoriums and red tape. Just let people do what they want to do with their own money and it’ll come back as San Francisco and Chicago did in the last 2 centuries. Oh, and it might help if they elected somebody a little more competent and less divisive as Mayor.