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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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Pssst, Those White People Are Moving Back to Detroit

Sunday, November 24, 2013 20:08 1 Comment

Yes, white folks are moving into the city in droves, and they are only part of a wider group of people bringing density and the customer base to Detroit’s booming core. And some folks are not hip to it. Shame on Nolan Finley of the Detroit News for giving this loon, and others like her, serious air time [...]

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Detroit Bus Company on Today Show

Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:32 No Comments

I’ve written about Detroit’s private bus company a time or two, and now it has caught enough national interest to make the Today Show. This segment begins with the same old, boring media tale about the streetlights not working, burned out houses of rubble and ash, and a bankrupt city (yawn), but it highlights what [...]

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Detroit: Soup, Salad & Startup?

Saturday, November 16, 2013 15:49 No Comments

Here’s another heroic anarcho-Detroit platform: Detroit Soup is an anarcho-launching platform for citizen startups: funded by normal folks for hopeful visionaries who dream of pursuing some entrepreneurial, charity, or artistic vision within the Detroit community. Here is a description of the group from the Detroit Soup website: – a collaborative situation – a public dinner – [...]

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Kid Rock: “Detroit is a Blank Canvas”

Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:46 1 Comment

Kid Rock was on CNBC to talk about Detroit’s business and community successes with Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans. Kid is right on this count: It’s not the government that is making things happen, it’s the people.

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Detroit’s Whole Elephant

Sunday, November 3, 2013 20:18 No Comments

The outside media doesn’t see the whole picture here, and that’s because they don’t want to see it. Most never come here: they just google the web for anything and everything about Detroit, and then they blindly scarf up the information return. The ones who do come here – big budget media bobbleheads – get [...]

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L.A. Times on “Detroit Heroes”

Sunday, November 3, 2013 19:05 No Comments

The LA Times sure likes writing about Detroit, and most recently, writer Alexandra Le Tellier hails this city as “America’s great comeback city.” The author quotes a PBS Fresh Air interview with Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute. Katz is a guy who once worked for HUD under Henry Cisneros in the Clinton Administration. Katz is a [...]

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