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Tag Archives: Detroit

How GM betrayed its customers

We’ve said multiple times that GM is a company which deserved and deserves to die. It is a shame that this company still treads the earth along with the rest of the herd of bailout dinosaurs.

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How Motown Gets its Mojo Back, Rand Paul’s “Freedom Zone” Idea

This week Senator Rand Paul, who is likely running for president, suggested that Congress act to pass legislation which would declare Detroit an economic “freedom zone.” That is to lower taxes in Detroit to near 0% levels spurring business activity and development.

We at Against Crony Capitalism wholeheartedly agree with this idea. We even called for something similar last year. Unleash the market in Detroit and the city will bloom.

Few cities have been as ravaged by inept governing and crony capitalism as Detroit has. Because of decades of mismanagement and neglect what was once one of the great cities of the world is now a rusting heap. But it need not remain so.

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Detroit to get $300 million in taxpayer funds

This isn’t a bailout, a bailout would be much larger, but it is a gift (paid for by you) from the Feds. Mostly a political move to placate some of the restless Dem party loyalists who would like far more for Detroit, I am surprised it isn’t a greater sum. In the end it probably will be.

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Crony Capitalists at GM, Chrysler, fat and happy while Detroit starves

My bet is that within 15 years the American car manufacturers will mess things up again, but for right now they are bailout plump. The city which grew up around the big 3 is in a nearly post-apocalyptic state however. Miles and miles and miles of rust spread out from the city center where GM and Chrysler executives look down from their offices.

That is when they aren’t touring the new manufacturing facilities in China.

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