Thursday, July 29, 2010

Is Louisiana America's Laziest State?

There's a lame article in Business Week alleging that Louisiana is America's laziest state. 

Louisiana in general, and New Orleans in particular, seems to be topics that result in a lot of internet shooting from the hip and making hostile assumptions, both by writers and by commenters. We are a different culture: we tend to emphasize different values, styles of life, and modes of expression than do people living in many other places.

It can be summarized as follows: "People in Louisiana work to live.  Everywhere else, they live to work."  In short, why work for work's sake?

1 comment:

Banana Oil said...

I thought the article was a bit unfair, myself. It's very much from an east coast perspective only.