The NYT has a front-page story today on Detroit: "Financial Crist Just a Symptom of Detroit's Woes."
And the Washington Post's Charles Lane has a related column. He says the emergency manager's report "tells a harrowing story of institutional rot and social collapse."
Sadly, that may be the best argument of all against deaccessioning in this case: sales of artwork won't make a lick of difference. The city's too far gone.