This bedraggled city’s decay poses no theological conundrum of the sort that troubled Darwin, but it does pose worrisome questions about the viability of democracy in jurisdictions where big government and its unionized employees collaborate in pillaging taxpayers. Self-government has failed in what once was America’s fourth-largest city and now is smaller than Charlotte.Don't worry: any similarities between Detroit and the United States are purely coincidental.
Detroit, which boomed during World War II when industrial America was “the arsenal of democracy,” died of democracy.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Voted into oblivion
George Will weighs in on Motown: "Detroit's death by democracy."