Pitt.bmpDid you see actor Brad Pitt interviewed by Larry King last night about his project to rebuild homes in the most vulnerable area of flood-prone New Orleans? While his heart is in the right place, is his head on straight, and should insurers support his noble efforts? Or is he being hopelessly naive and misguided?

While I admire the initiative Mr. Pitt is taking to use his celebrity as well as his own money to spur redevelopment of the devastated Lower Ninth Ward–which might be flooded again should the city’s leaky levees fail when the next hurricane inevitably hits–I couldn’t help but wonder about the wisdom of putting homes back in that residential bowl. It sounded like a disaster just waiting to happen…again!

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