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Originally posted by FarArcher
And for this ruin, to a large degree due to the decline of the US auto and steel industry, I'd like to extend my personal thanks to unions.
You union-ed yourselves right out of jobs.
Originally posted by Chakotay
It wasn't the Unions. Unions made it possible for workers to afford to OWN a car.
It was the stupid designers that made ugly inefficient cars and the engineers who made them from metal that rusted out in two seasons with mega-engines that spewed and sucked a boatload of gasoline a day.
It was the gov't that made it impossible for innovative startups like DeLorean to survive.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
Sorry, I can't help but be unfeeling about this. The people did it, and continue to live in it. If they have no pride as a person and choose to live in squalor, hey, it's up to them. Ever wonder why we have ghettos to begin with, these people right here are the answer.
Originally posted by thecinic
reply to post by ANOMALY502
I just could not imagine someone keeping a family there if they did not have to.
Your pictures show a grim, a very grim reality....
My rents use to live in Detroit and would tell me how if the police had a dead body
(gang related) and it was on the line of there jurisdiction they would move the body
over so they didn't have to deal with it.
Originally posted by EHowardHuntClub
(7). Detroit will only Change when there are no structures left standing for People to take refuge in while on the Public Dole, since welfare has become a legally Public Entitlement.
Originally posted by RRokkyy
The Dole,The Dole,The Dole.
Who's on the Dole?
What percent of geniuses with 140+ IQs are on the dole?
What percent of first class artists,writers,musicians are on the dole?
Originally posted by benintheuk
Looking at the original article on page 1 it doesn't seem to portray the whole city as being in ruins. As an urban explorer myself I bet I could quite easily find as many derelict places in my local city. Great pics thou
Originally posted by NadaCambia
To blame Unions for the death of the automotive industry in Detroit isn't fair. Especially when you acknowledge successfull automotive industries in Asia and Europe that are heavily Unionised, yet, by some bizarre chance, are doing fine.