Wednesday, March 23, 2011
An article discussing Detroit's decline points out that it's moving from decline to decay. The population has decreased by 25% in the last ten years and buildings are continuing to be abandoned. The dilapidation will probably make it hard for Detroit to ever recover. Despite recent pushes to revamp Detroit, people are continuing to leave. Most people that emmigrate from the city are the ones that can afford to and/or have opportunities in other places. They're the more educated, which means the poorer, less educated demographic is what is left. As a result, (especially with the recent cuts to education) the population of Detroit is even less likely to help the city rise from the ashes than before. That along with the fact that Detroit is decaying and that it is one of the more dangerous cities in the country makes it pretty unlikely that educated people are going to seek it out. All in all, Detroit's fate is looking pretty grim right now.