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Motor City Residents Have Unions to Blame for Bankruptcy
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Motor City Residents Have Unions to Blame for Bankruptcy

Detroit has gone belly up. The Motor City declared bankruptcy last week setting the stage for a contentious battle to right the city's sinking ship. At more than $18 billion in debt, the city now must find a way to satisfy their creditors and cut costs so basic services like ambulance, fire and police protection can come back online.

07/24/2013
Motor City Blues Part I: The Myth of Union Detroit
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Motor City Blues Part I: The Myth of Union Detroit

In recent weeks the once proud city of Detroit has been subject to a barrage of embarrassing media reports. The state takeover of the city’s finances and Kwame “The Hip-Hop Mayor” Kilpatrick’s prison sentence have played out on the national stage, bringing bad PR to a city desperately trying to improve its brand. In reality the city has been embarrassing itself for quite some time. This three part blog series seeks to lay out the history behind the epic failure that is Detroit.

04/26/2013