Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Michigan Is Headed Back to Rust Belt Poverty

Michigan Is Headed Back to Rust Belt Poverty - Stephen Moore
"...But then, starting in the 1970s, things went south -- in part because of the might of the unions that ran the state's political machine. 
That's when Michigan transitioned into the sad symbol of closed factories: the American "Rust Belt." 
  • Flint, Michigan, became a ghost town.
  • From the 1970s to the early 2000s, Detroit lost nearly half its population. 
  • Whole neighborhoods were bulldozed, and homes were selling for less than $10,000 as poor and minority residents fled the area's crime, lousy schools, high unemployment and political corruption.
If you traveled to Florida or Arizona, you saw lots of Michigan license plates.
But then, Michigan began to reform itself with tax cuts and leaner and cleaner government...

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