Map of the day

Posted: 28 May 2014 in Uncategorized
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Detroit

This is a map of the city the United Auto Workers built—with union wages and middle-class housing for whites, African-Americans, and others—that, over the course of the past three decades, was abandoned by the corporations that used to produce the autos, so as to search for even higher profits by moving production out of Detroit.

Now, according to the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force, almost $2 billion needs to be spent just to raze the abandoned residential and factory buildings and clean up the sites.

And there’s still no plan for actually doing something with those lots, much less for creating decent, well-paying jobs for the remaining residents of Detroit.

Next time someone claims the spectacular successes of capitalism, remind them also of its spectacular failures. Like Detroit.

Comments
  1. John says:

    I was born in Detroit and live in a suburb bordering Detroit. Drive through it every day. It is shocking to see and it goes on and on and on……

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