Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Detroit is Ground Zero for the breakdown of the Blue Social Model."

Says Walter Russell Mead. "The race issue is a red herring", Mead goes on to say, "when it comes to Detroit.  Detroit isn’t broke because it has an African American majority; it is broke because for decades its politicians have spent more money than they had, and because Detroit never figured out how to reinvent itself as it lost its industrial core."

Well that and auto union greed and short-sightedness, a national government hell-bent on destroying the manufacturing economy in favor of financialism, and the obtuse, incompetent, corrupt, African-American "elite" (such as they are) that have run Detroit since 1973.