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The part that I do not understand is that you have this world class city that becomes 80% black by 2000. Then, 180,000 blacks LEAVE the city over the next 10 years because things are so bad. But, we are still talking about racism being the problem for blacks in America?

That doesn't make any sense.

If there was ever a place where blacks should be able to thrive, it should have been in Detroit from 1990-2010. What is the problem? Why are blacks leaving?

I don't understand. I mean that.






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JohnnyKilroy
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Detroit fascinates the shite out of me.

You know how some people are fascinated with places like Chernobyl and other places like that. That's Detroit for me.






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Some beautiful bldgs in that city allowed to go to ruin. Really awful





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You know how some people are fascinated with places like Chernobyl and other places like that.


It's Dubai for me.

I wonder how a cosmopolitan metropolis like that can exist in a hellhole like the Mideast.






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Powerman
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It's Dubai for me.

I wonder how a cosmopolitan metropolis like that can exist in a hellhole like the Mideast.


Oil money and slave labor






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Very interesting OP!





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JohnnyKilroy
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Oil money and slave labor



This.

Most of the brand new mega cities in the ME is built on slave labor. The live in what is essentially prison camps miles from the city and are bussed in.






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Most of the brand new mega cities in the ME is built on slave labor. The live in what is essentially prison camps miles from the city and are bussed in.

Nope. Oil rich Arab countries pay big money for foreign labor. Lot of Indians, Malaysian/Chinese and yes... Americans.






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JohnnyKilroy
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pay big money for foreign labor. Lot of Indians, Malaysian/Chinese and yes... Americans.


LINK






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It always makes me laugh how everybody is a Political Scientist when it comes to Detroit. 99% of people who like to chime in have never even been there. Everyone likes to discuss the 'progressive' politics, but no one even brings up the fact that Detroit has arguably had the most (and worst) corruption over the last 50 years of any U.S. city, still going on to this day.






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Everyone likes to discuss the 'progressive' politics, but no one even brings up the fact that Detroit has arguably had the most (and worst) corruption over the last 50 years of any U.S. city, still going on to this day.

more government = more corruption. it's a byproduct/unintended (hopefully) consequence of progressive politics






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well done





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JohnnyKilroy
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Everyone likes to discuss the 'progressive' politics, but no one even brings up the fact that Detroit has arguably had the most (and worst) corruption over the last 50 years of any U.S. city, still going on to this day.



They go hand in hand.






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"Well, Detroit is shitty now. I guess we'll never know why. No need to look into it."

-Tigah in the ATL






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About Michael Vail: Michael Vail, a political-science analyst, communications and security consultant found through close friends that he had a unique personality which fit perfectly in communications.







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JohnnyKilroy
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Zach


I clicked on the first thing that came up on google. It's pretty well known that Dubai and similar cities are built on slave/indentured servant style labor.






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Zach
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I clicked on the first thing that came up on google

I believe that.
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It's pretty well known that Dubai and similar cities are built on slave/indentured servant style labor.

No, it's not.






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JohnnyKilroy
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No, it's not.

Yeah, it is.






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Powerman
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Nope. Oil rich Arab countries pay big money for foreign labor. Lot of Indians, Malaysian/Chinese and yes... Americans.


Perhaps you can explain how this


Was built so cheaply then

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In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²).[13] He estimated the total cost for the project to be about US$1.5 billion.[2]


For comparison the freedom tower in NYC is 3.8 billion and not nearly the monstrosity






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