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So you think Chicago is a tale of two cities? The gulf between its booming downtown and its violence-plagued neighborhoods is nothing compared to the gaps that a visitor witnesses in Detroit.

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Postwar Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul all revived more quickly. With ample foreign aid and investment they managed to produce products and create an economy. They also had functioning/functional governments and a populations eager to rebuild. I doubt they had public employee unions with an excess of workers retiring in their fifties. Meanwhile the citizens of Detroit are planning Major Mayday Mayhem to “demand” more —

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Here’s a great video from last year of Detroit after dark. Scary stuff.