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A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities

Why do some countries thrive while others fail? The question has been on the minds of the best thinkers for generations.  Let’s scale the question down a little bit. Why do some cities flourish while others whither? Adam Smith said all that’s needed for economic success is a climate of “peace, moderate taxation, and good administration of justice.” Prosperity will naturally follow from these key conditions.

08/15/2013
Detroit Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered
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Detroit Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Detroit is bankrupt. A combination of intense union cronyism, massive red tape and vile political tactics (The Curly Effect) drove the metropolitan area into the ground.

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