Detroit, a city run by liberal Democrats for generations, continues to struggle. A post at the Economic Collapse Blog reminds us of just how far it’s fallen. Here’s a small teaser:
The following are some facts about Detroit that are absolutely mind-blowing…
1 – Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United States, and in 1960 Detroit had the highest per-capita income in the entire nation.
2 – Over the past 60 years, the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent.
14 – The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.
15 – Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to “enter Detroit at your own risk”.
It has links; RTWT.
UPDATE: State-level government also affects our lives. It’s worthwhile to look at freedom in the 50 States.
The index ranks the States for both personal and economic freedom and produces composite rankings. Guess what? Michigan is in the lower third. New Jersey, California and New York are dead last. Is Detroit the future of NYC and Los Angeles?