Friday, May 31, 2013

"At this point, the city may need the money more than it needs the art."

Walter Russell Mead on Detroit:  "Unfortunately the city is already struggling to keep the lights on. Local businesses recently had to step in to buy the city police cars and ambulances. Meanwhile, Detroit has closed nearly a quarter of the city’s firehouses, and the department’s equipment is beginning to fall apart."

Relatedly, two views of the situation, via Lee Rosenbaum.