Not a great option, but what do you do with a dying city? It’s already Thunderdome. (LINK) Now they feel as if they can make it an up-scale Thunderdome by collapsing the size. Will it work? I don’t know. Detroit’s new plan of cutting police, power, and garbage collection in a full 20% of the city is just a cost-saving move, but it seems to me like like it’s part of the plan to cull the city into something smaller.
I’m sure that it’s not the last.
Do yourself a favor and follow the link (above) and read for yourself. The Motor City isn’t much of a city in the classic sense anymore. And it will be even less of a city in the future. It all begs the question of WHY. For many of us, the answer is clear since it’s the poster child of the welfare state.
I worked for a major international company two years ago and one of my jobs was dealing with the Russian Mafia in Detroit. The Russians were stealing them blind. How I dealt with it (successfully) is a subject for another day, but running around a city that seemed to be managed by competing mafias did feel as if I was working in a sci-fi movie.
**Factoid – Detroit, MI has the single largest concentration of Iraqi people in the nation.