Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Detroit and 47 Suburbs

Robert Reich nails it on Detroit: "In other words, much in modern America depends on where you draw boundaries, and who's inside and who's outside. Who is included in the social contract? If 'Detroit' is defined as the larger metropolitan area that includes its suburbs, 'Detroit' has enough money to provide all its residents with adequate if not good public services, without falling into bankruptcy."

In other words, Detroit is surrounded by 47 suburbs, as this old street guide we found in an Ann Arbor bookstore reminds us:

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