Policy Documents

As Detroit Goes, So Goes the Nation

Rachel Greszler, and Alison Acosta Fraser –
August 5, 2013

In this posting at the Foundry, the authors assert that, Detroit is the poster child for economic decline. The city’s policies and politics over the past half-century should serve as a “do not” guide for policymakers across the country. There’s a great deal lawmakers in Washington can learn. The first is understanding that Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, liberal policies promoted by self-interested politicians and coercive public employee unions.