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Old 09-22-2014, 05:34 AM
 
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Some of you folk just refuse to deal with the obvious.

Detroit was a victim of vast changes in the auto industry and its surrounding support industry. The auto guys and their suppliers moved from Detroit to green fields in the suburbs, other places in the more rural midwest and the sunbelt. In the later period they also got creamed by the Japanese.
How is that NOT proof that Detroit's decline was not because the auto industry declined? It moved, because the city couldn't manage it's way out of a hat and gave no incentive for them to stay.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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How is that NOT proof that Detroit's decline was not because the auto industry declined? It moved, because the city couldn't manage it's way out of a hat and gave no incentive for them to stay.
Please. It declined in the City of Detroit which was the subject under discussion.
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