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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 698 -- Michigan Failure Of Left-Wing Ideas.

Ideas Matter-

Michigan is a train wreck. It is also a policy laboratory for many left-wing ideas, and it is a playground for many left-wing interest groups:

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People are fleeing Michigan and New York and moving to places like Texas and Georgia for a reason. Opportunity. The economic climate respects entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations, alike. Let's hope those people who have moved out of those blue state disasters remember why they moved to a red state in the first place.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 16 November 2009 09:39 AM

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Ideas Matter, Yes they do.
And as you stated, a lot of bad ideas from the left came together in Detroit at one time.
Social programs, bad decisions from auto management and auto unions, and as always seems be be the case an absolutely ineffective state government.
In the seventies, I made numerous trips in and out of Detroit, things seemed to be ok.
Within in the past year, I got in touch with an old work associate living outside Detriot. He said he is ok, but the state and especially the city of Detroit were an absolute disgrace.
Following his suggestion, I went to Google Maps, and you can see that the residential neighborhoods close to downtown are in horrible shape. Burnt out houses, vacant and scrapped lots, and a general look of urban decline.
Then I went to Google street view of Woodward Avenue, the main street in Detroit. In and near the downtown area and continuing out for miles was nothing but close shops and vacant office buildings.
Not the Detroit I remember, used to have a good time there, in the downtown district and areas surrounding it. Made me sad, we had a good time on and around Woodward.
Put another scratch next to the heading labeled, "left-wing failures."

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at November 16, 2009 05:02 PM