2. Check the T-P's Jobs section each Sunday. There seems to be an unusually high number of cool job openings in the "Professional" section, as well as in the other sections too.
3. Okay, now read this intro to an article in this Sunday's New York Times magazine:
An exodus deprives _________ of the people who might have rebuilt.
#1 and #2 above are based on simple observation, which can be deceptive. Maybe there aren't a lot of homes for sale; maybe there isn't an unusually high number of jobs available in NOLA.
But #3, which is really about Iraq, made me think of #1 and #2.