Detroit

The Coastal Elites Are Getting Rich Off of Detroit's Bankruptcy
December 17, 2013

As if Detroit hadn’t endured enough pain last night with Justin Tucker’s outrageous last-minute 61-yard field goal kick to give the Baltimore Ravens the win on "Monday Night Football," today comes more evidence that the city is getting taken to the c

Detroit Will Spend More Money on Consultants Than These Key Functions
October 10, 2013

On Tuesday, the New York Times came out with an exposé on the outlandish fees Detroit is paying lawyers and consultants to guide it through the biggest municipal bankruptcy in United States history.

If They Replaced Detroit's Art Treasures with Fakes, Would Anyone be Able to Tell?
September 27, 2013

What’s wrong with a museum displaying knock-off art?

The One Building that Explains How Detroit Could Come Back
A plan to foster innovation amidst bankruptcy
August 28, 2013

The old Argonaut Building has a big place in Detroit’s history. From 1936 to 1956, it was the home of the General Motors Research Laboratory, the first in-house research & design studio in the automotive industry.

In Michigan, a Defeat for the Tea Party—and Victory for Common Sense
August 28, 2013

Obamacare took a big step forward on Tuesday night, when the Michigan Senate approved an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. The state House is likely to back the same measure, as early as next week.

Richard Florida Flip-Flops on Detroit
July 24, 2013

In the depths of the Great Recession, in the early spring of 2009, as the country was scrambling for ways to stop a seemingly bottomless plunge, the economic development guru Richard Florida weighed in with a high-profile prescription on the cover of

Three Charts That Show Obama Isn't to Blame for Detroit's Bankruptcy
July 24, 2013

President Obama has spent a lot of time talking about his rescue of the auto industry.

Detroit's Art is Worth More In the Museum than Out
July 22, 2013

When rumors that the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) might sell its treasured paintings to balance the city’s ledgers first surfaced in May, I wrote a defense of the museum on cultural grounds.

The Four Dumb Things People Are Saying About Detroit
July 19, 2013

As if the news that a major American city is headed into bankruptcy isn’t bad enough, we now also must contend with an inevitable byproduct: inane, ungrounded commentary on Detroit’s decline.

The Decline of Detroit in Five Maps
July 18, 2013

Detroit was once the nation’s fourth most-populous city. Today, it became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy.

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