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
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.
In Defense of Crumbling Museums
June 13, 2013
Why Detroit should keep its art.
May 01, 2013
Across America, states are taking over cities and school boards. Does it make a difference?
Detroit's Least Bad Option
March 14, 2013
It's hard not to feel like a failure. Detroit, my home since 2007, will soon be taken over by an emergency financial manager, hand picked by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.