Tuesday, August 12, 2008

You Know It's Bad When...

You Know It's Bad When...

Your neighborhood isn't even good enough for dead people.

Seriously. Ouch. Detroit is such a sad case. Yes it is as scary as people describe it. Yes the economy there is only going to get worse before it gets better. As someone with family in Michigan, it makes me sad to see a great place go so far downhill. You have failing industry in the stranglehold of the greedy and shortsighted unions. You have inner cities with varying high school graduation rate estimates that all end up not on the sunny side of 50%. It's a perfect storm of people who are waiting to work unskilled jobs that aren't going to be there anymore. Not good. The mayor of Detroit can't fix it though, because he's too busy sitting in jail. It's a sad case, and there are no easy answers.

Until someone gets some bright ideas, you are going see a lot of this in 'the D':

Abandoned Train Station

One of thousands of abandoned houses