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Working Man's Blues: What Democrats and unions have done to Detroit

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Light years seem to have passed between Detroit's July 18 bankruptcy filing and the warning issued by the city's newly elected Mayor Coleman Young in his 1974 inaugural address. "It is time to leave Detroit. Hit Eight Mile Road. And I don't give a damn if they are black or white, if they wear Superfly suits or blue uniforms with silver badges. Hit the road," he said. To the first...

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