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How Detroit Is Splitting Into Two Cities for Rich and Poor

Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, americans, economy, Detroit, business, abuse )

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A journey across a city divided post-bankruptcy.


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Monday November 17, 2014, 8:47 am
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Almost unbelievable, this modern American Tale of Two Cities!

Gene J (287)
Monday November 17, 2014, 9:04 am
I don't think it is just Detroit in which this is happening. I think it is happening all across America as we have become but two classes, the 1% and everyone else. It has happened in other places, like Gary, IN and will in still others as time goes on and the divide between the wealthy and the rest of us continues to grow. There is real danger in that but no one really seems to care about that part or they are oblivious to history or somehow think it will be different this time than it has in the past when "civilizations" with this great a wealth gap have succumbed to revolution or collapsed as they rotted from within.

pam w (139)
Monday November 17, 2014, 10:28 am
Why can't they open up these abandoned properties for HOMESTEADING?

pam w (139)
Monday November 17, 2014, 10:29 am
Oh...and I forgot to say that, as usual, Gene is right about the spread of this BLIGHT.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday November 17, 2014, 1:14 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. So sad what has happened to Detroit. I'm glad the citizens are using the best "tools" they have to help each other and stay and fight. I do wonder how they will fare with coming cold winter months.....

Birgit W (160)
Monday November 17, 2014, 3:09 pm
Heartbreaking. What happened to America the beautiful?
Gene says it all.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday November 17, 2014, 4:00 pm
Just tear it down and plant trees.

William Moorman (22)
Monday November 17, 2014, 4:14 pm
Duh, There is nothing in Detroit, You (Dem) sent everything to China

Gloria H (88)
Monday November 17, 2014, 5:23 pm
My old high school in Detroit, Cass tech has an interesting student handbook. Guns and knives are forbidden, gang attire, etc. This used to be one of the best schools in the city. You had to apply to get there. It was considered an honor to attend. There never was any violence back in the day- 1960.
Detroit has changed.

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday November 17, 2014, 6:26 pm
Arguably, in the way the article describes, it was never one city where the experience of everyone living there was comparable. The same goes for every other large city on Earth, but it's really easily visible in Detroit where poverty is so rampant and the poor are organized enough to be heard. Here's to hoping that it recovers, or at least serves as an object lesson to others that any large local economy requires, for stability, capital inflow-driving businesses in multiple industries.

reft h (66)
Monday November 17, 2014, 11:10 pm
totally agree with Gene's comments. Thanks for the article.

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Tuesday November 18, 2014, 12:50 am

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 12:51 am
Thank You Cal Noted and well said Gene.

BackSoon Fowler (33)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 2:40 am
I agree with Gene, but I also think it is happening the world over. The split between the rich and the poor is becoming starker by the day.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 2:57 am
TY Cal.

Ana Lopes (92)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 9:02 am
thanks for posting

Melania P (123)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 2:23 pm

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 2:28 pm
TY Cal and Gene you are saying it all for me too.

Freya H (345)
Tuesday November 18, 2014, 7:34 pm
Motown is just a microcosm for the entire world.

The more the gap between rich and poor widens, the more the 1% distance themselves from the 99%, the more anger and resentment will build up. Every city that has enough progressives in it is a hotbed fomenting revolution. Something is definitely going to give - and the resulting s--tstorm will NOT be pretty. Even here in lovely Atlanta--

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 1:09 am

John Coleman (18)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 9:46 am
Who has been running Detroit for the last four decades or so??? The Demagogue Party and its "progressive" members and policies! The same ones who are currently destroying the country and causing the increased disparity in this country while managing to create more poverty and less freedom and economic growth as their failures always do. The big government/alleged "fairness and equality types" manage to create the opposite results and totally screw up government functions as well.

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Sunday November 23, 2014, 3:20 pm
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