Today, 04:27 AM
I am not sure your assertion is true, for one. Even so, however, I cannot think of another city offhand as large as Detroit that was as successful and which had fallen so far from it's once lofty position in the economic scheme of things. The later history of that once great city is something of a Shakespearean tragedy.
Obviously not. Los Angeles comes to mind, but it suffers from a very different brand of cancer. Camden NJ is similar to Detroit in nature, but far and away smaller.
Once again, it is NOT "bash Detroit". We are simply analyzing and reporting on the results of "progressive" governance policy and operation. It always turns out badly, whether in the physical, economic, or circumstantial devastation. Look at my home town, NYC: easily one of the top three wealthiest cities on the planet, if not #1, and yet it is wracked with poverty and the ravages of the welfare state. It is still dangerous in many places. It is one of the least free cities in America with a police force of ca. 40K. Damned nearly everything is illegal, save for the essentials like being able to butt-fuck until it falls off. If you voice an unpopular political opinion and a mob beats you senseless, there will be no justice waiting in the wings for you, even with video evidence, the names of the criminals, and their home addresses.