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Detroit: Then and Now

Detroit: Then and Now

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In 1950, Detroit was booming. Motor City had a thriving auto industry, more than 1,800,000 citizens and in less than 10 years would be the home of Motown. It was America’s fifth-largest city and appeared to herald a new social order. “In the 1950s, social scientists and journalists held up the auto industry as an example of the end of class conflict in America,” wrote Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in an essay. “They argued that auto workers, who enjoyed hefty paychecks and good benefits, had become ‘embourgeoised’ — that is, they had entered the ranks of the middle class.” Then came race riots, competition in the auto industry from throughout the world, and people fleeing the city and urban decay. Now Detroit, with a population of just over 700,000, is in the middle of a review process that could end up in bankruptcy court within weeks. Kristopher Morrison and Richard Johnson chart the city’s demise.





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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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Higher taxes means higher revenue. Tougher regulations bring more fees. This is how you do it.



Wait wtf? Where did everyone go?


RollTide4Ever
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Blame the unions and Coleman young loving every tax hike.



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Sentrius
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That place is such a hellhole.

It's a good example of what happens when progressive policies run rampant.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Detroit: Then and Now
I'm glad I left.


udtiger
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Shows just how fricking stupid liberal social scientists are (and were).


kywildcatfanone
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It's interesting to see the population changes over time, and to notice that it didn't just change in the 80's to 90's, but was changing as early as the 50's to 60's.
I would have thought the majority of the changes would coincide with the rise of non-American automotive sales and the decline of American automotive sales. I guess not...


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Tigah in the ATL
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What's your point?

Was there someone here that didn't know the city of Detroit is now really shitty?


CollegeFBRules
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What's your point?

Was there someone here that didn't know the city of Detroit is now really shitty?


The question is why is the city so shitty now.


Tigah in the ATL
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The question is why is the city so shitty now.

that's not in his post.


SlowFlowPro
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that's not in his post.



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Patrick O Rly
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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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JohnnyT
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Only those who don't want to face the issue pretend to not grasp the point of the article and the OP.


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Sentrius
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that's not in his post.




A post like the OP, it's basically implied.


Eighteen
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What's your point?

Was there someone here that didn't know the city of Detroit is now really shitty?


Wow.

...just...wow.


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Zach
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ChineseBandit58
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"Well, Detroit is shitty now. I guess we'll never know why. No need to look into it."


add "they always vote the way I do"

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-Tigah in the ATL


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Tigah in the ATL
You're part of the problem.


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BCSmess
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atlanta soon to follow......


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