|Photo by Karen DeCoster|
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A New Yorker on Detroit
It takes a guy from New York to write a great - and accurate - article about Detroit. So what is the difference between him and all of the other strangers who write shoddy articles about this city, as they repeatedly point to the same old ruin porn? He actually took the time to come here and visit. Imagine that - being informed about a subject before you comment on it. Max Gross captures this city perfectly, especially with his comments that being downtown is like living in a small town. Thanks to the city's inept and truant government, the free market is flourishing here, in spots, while a slowly creeping pattern of quasi-anarchy is attracting some very bright and talented people from all over the world.
I am a CPA working in the healthcare industry by day, and an economist, writer, researcher, and blogger by any other time of the week. This blog will be about the uniqueness of the Detroit resurgence due to an inept and powerless local bureaucracy (government) that cannot possibly keep up with regulating the renaissance of entrepreneurial and community ventures. The lens through which I view things is very different from the mainstream, or even the scattered blogosphere. This will not be a standard "this is my life in Detroit" blog. Though, I will intersperse some of that stuff, along with my Detroit photography, to keep the blog varied and intellectually interesting.