Jeffrey is right. Liberal policies have caused even more damage than this to Detroit going back more than 50 years. In the mid 1920s and on into the 1950s Detroit was the wealthiest city in the world. It had the highest per capita income, the highest percentage of home ownership, the highest per capita value of real estate, fabulous parks, museums, wonderful schools, fine public buildings and homes, a great theater district and more. By the mid 1950s its population had grown to 1.86 million and it had the largest department store in the world (Hudsons).