Defining Detroit Down

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THE PLANK NOVEMBER 14, 2008

Defining Detroit Down

There’s little I could say in addition to Jonathan’s wonderful
article
laying out the case for a brokered bailout for Detroit. That said, I am a little more skeptical of
Detroit’s commitment to change than he is, though the change I have in mind is
bigger than what the Big Three are willing to contemplate--namely, a sharp
reduction in their economic footprint. For too long the country has rested on
the notion that American auto makers should be the linchpin of our economy, an id

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