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December 13, 2010

Detroit Begins Official Death Spiral Into Ghost Town

The city's not just a horrifying pit, but it's a depopulating horrifying pint; plans have been put into motion to essentially remake entire neighborhoods into farmland. There are so many deserted homes in Detroit, they figure it makes sense to collapse the size of the city. The idea is to increase the density and vibrancy of the remaining parts of the city, which then becomes smaller as a whole and therefore more manageable and less costly to power and police.

Not a great option, but what do you do with a dying city?

This article suggests that Detroit's new plan of cutting police, power, and garbage collection in a full 20% of the city is just a cost-saving move, but it seems to me like like it's part of the plan to cull the city into something smaller.

It's a weird idea, isn't it? They're basically just saying that 20% of what used to be the city will now just be Thunderdome.

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