The Economy of Crime – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
The difference between successful people and the rest of us is that when successful people have an idea they donâ€™t just say â€œWouldnâ€™t it be great if somebody did X, Y or Z,â€ they do it.Â Like Sidney Torres IV..Â While most of us complained for years about the putrid smell in the French Quarter, Sidney started a sanitation company and cleaned it up.Â
While weâ€™re all complaining about crime, Sidney has created and an app-based community policing system, the French Quarter Task Force. And he’s proven that it works. Sidney Torres joins Peter on this edition of Out to Lunch.
Aimee Adatto Freeman is a member of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. The foundation works with business leaders and the city to break the cycle of crime.
Living in fear affects the psyche of citizens. It impacts our tourist economy. And it threatens the future of the newly resurgent and optimistic local economy. Â
On Out to Lunch,Peter Ricchiutti leads a frank conversation about the business approach to solving New Orleansâ€™ issues with crime.