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Detroit’s Got Soul

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:37 2 Comments

Here’s a nifty video that starts out with the usual stuff about Detroit’s good, bad, and the ugly. Then the filmmaker showcases the Brightmoor Youth Entrepreneurship Project, a training program that teaches youths various skills and entrepreneurial savvy. It’s referred to here as “curb-side economics,” and the people are known as road-side entrepreneurs. City youths [...]

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Detroit Police Chief: “Good Americans Are Armed”

Friday, January 3, 2014 6:24 5 Comments

People carrying guns equals a reduction in crime. This comes from the new Detroit Chief of Police James Craig. For an urban Police Chief this is pretty radical stuff, and it’s a good start.

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Podcast With Heartland Institute: Businesspeople Starting to Make Motown Their Hometown

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:12 No Comments

Here is the podcast I did with the Heartland Institute last week. Topic: “Businesspeople Starting to Make Motown Their Hometown.”

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Amid Detroit’s Bankruptcy, A New Vibrancy Emerges

Friday, December 27, 2013 16:12 No Comments

Here’s my article that was just published by the Heartland Institute, a conservative-libertarianish think tank in Chicago. In spite of the same-old, same-old media garbage about Detroit grabbing the usual headlines, it’s interesting to note that so many free-market organizations, online papers, magazines, websites, etc. are interested in all of the good things going on here [...]

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Anthony Bourdain Does Detroit

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:08 No Comments

The American Daily Herald is running my piece on Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Detroit.

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Say 30 Nice Things About Detroit

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 10:49 No Comments

Ian Douglass sent me his article he published on the Movoto blog: “30 Things You Need to Know About Detroit Before You Move There.” I think Ian’s rundown is a refreshingly positive and artfully humorous view of the Detroit brand. I especially like his reference to Vernors, the “oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the [...]

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Detroit’s Mexicantown Taco Trucks

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 21:05 No Comments

Some of the more visible ones are situated on main intersections in Detroit’s Mexicantown and are therefore above-ground legal. The others that are hidden behind tire shops and in the parking lots of factories are not so legal. My Mexicano friends at the office are well aware of two things: (1) I despise Americanized “Mexican” restaurant [...]

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Detroit Sucks and Don’t You Forget It (and Other Really Negative Vibes)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 19:39 No Comments

It’s funny how a small group of libertarians are rallying ’round the flag of something called “feel-good” libertarianism as the new jingle in the land of the free and the home of self-imposed anarchy. The new convictions of the happiness collective include never, ever writing anything that can be construed as negative, pessimistic, or a [...]

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Morning Joe: Private Investment in Detroit

Thursday, November 28, 2013 15:30 1 Comment

Governor Rick Snyder recently appeared on Morning Joe, and even Joe Scarborough seemed receptive to the notion that private investors are putting their investment dollars in anarcho-Detroit with the expectation of returns.  

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People Can’t Stop Talkin’ ‘Bout Detroit

Thursday, November 28, 2013 15:16 No Comments

CNN on “getting to know Detroit.” The so-called “grit,” “never-say-die spirit” and “determination” is not unique to Detroiters, either. It’s in all of us, everywhere. Say hello. Smile. Shake hands. Be courteous. Be polite. Be normal. Welcome to Detroit.  

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