Barring rapid improvements to Detroit's weakening financial condition or a miraculous nosedive-reversing plan from the city's elected leaders, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency manager to oversee a city once renowned for its manufacturing might.
Snyder declared Friday that Detroit was in a financial emergency and appears all but ready to name an emergency manager pending an appeal from Mayor Dave Bing, saying he has a top candidate picked out for the job. Detroit would be become the largest city in the United States to have state control over its finances.
There needs to be a raid at the major universities in Michigan to force professors to glance upon the mess they created in a city I remember as a child to be rich, friendly, and full of solid family structures.
quote:The idea of the welfare state and massive government dependency started among intellectuals and their idealistic theories and visions.
How exactly did university professors do this? Are they responsible for the city's finances? Are university professors responsible for the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs? Are professors responsible for the city's tax structure and the flight of people from the city looking to better themselves? Are professors responsible for men abandoning their families and leaving their own children in fatherless homes?
The idea of the welfare state and massive government dependency started among intellectuals and their idealistic theories and visions.
How exactly did university professors do this?
quote:Public policy formation is often influenced by those in academia.
so theories and ideas by university professors are responsible for the downfall of Detroit? Pretty sure welfare is not an academic ideal. At least none of my professors ever taught welfare as an idea.