Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
The Reasons Behind Detroitís Decline by Pete Saunders
...But hereís the thing. Buffalo and Cleveland have suffered the same kind of economic loss, but have not (quite) fallen to the same depths as Detroit. In fact, Pittsburgh suffered as much economically as Detroit, and is now poised for an amazing Rust Belt comeback. Any number of cities has had as troubled a racial legacy as Detroit, without being as adversely impacted. And Detroit certainly hasnít cornered the market on political corruption, as long as Chicago exists. So why has Detroit suffered unlike any other major city?