You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #25: So it is our job as a nation to maintain cities [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU
JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 11:17 PM
Response to Reply #17
25. So it is our job as a nation to maintain cities
Edited on Sun Oct-25-09 11:18 PM by JonQ
out of pocket that cannot sustain themselves, out of a sense of nostalgia the people living there feel (those that haven't already moved on)? I will have to disagree with that.

Otherwise there are thousands of little towns out west that faltered after the gold rush ended that should have been propped up. Sure they don't serve any purpose, but people like it there and they shouldn't have to move just because the jobs are gone.

Sitting around lamenting that the jobs are gone is not a viable option.

No doubt many areas were hurt when the covered wagon industry collapsed. I imagine though they moved on.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
  -Detriot House Auction Flops for Urban Wasteland CoffeeCat  Oct-25-09 04:10 PM   #0 
  - what's sad is the number of slum lords swooping in to buy up properties.  notadmblnd   Oct-25-09 04:15 PM   #1 
  - They should start giving them away  sandnsea   Oct-25-09 04:22 PM   #2 
     - The problem is not the price.  Psephos   Oct-25-09 08:32 PM   #23 
        - Having a roof is better than not. Otherwise squatters wouldn't exist.  Sirveri   Oct-26-09 04:39 AM   #26 
           - Actually, having a roof like that is worse than not.  Psephos   Oct-26-09 12:40 PM   #27 
  - I wonder if the city is worth trying to save  JonQ   Oct-25-09 04:22 PM   #3 
  - Someone once said that about New Orleans.  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 04:31 PM   #4 
  - I know I said that  JonQ   Oct-25-09 04:44 PM   #6 
     - Cities are also homes to people. Real flesh and blood people who  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 04:57 PM   #10 
        - Quick question  JonQ   Oct-25-09 05:01 PM   #11 
           - Quick question  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 05:34 PM   #17 
           - So it is our job as a nation to maintain cities  JonQ   Oct-25-09 11:17 PM   #25 
           - Nice.  JNelson6563   Oct-26-09 07:30 PM   #28 
           - After the Civil War... people moved north for jobs  handmade34   Oct-25-09 10:58 PM   #24 
  - And I don't give a shit if Texas secedes.  Barack_America   Oct-25-09 04:53 PM   #7 
     - Well if we end up spending federal  JonQ   Oct-25-09 04:57 PM   #9 
        - The entire South receives more in federal spending than they pay in...  Barack_America   Oct-25-09 05:06 PM   #12 
           - I've often thought the south should be cut off financially  JonQ   Oct-25-09 05:14 PM   #14 
  - The sharks are buying anything livable by the dozens.  mn9driver   Oct-25-09 04:36 PM   #5 
  - I think it is a return to feudalism.  zeemike   Oct-25-09 04:53 PM   #8 
  - Just damn. One needs to read the entire article for context. Sad, indeed! eom  Purveyor   Oct-25-09 05:11 PM   #13 
  - Detroit is in a fantastic location & there are already big pockets investors holding those  Hannah Bell   Oct-25-09 05:16 PM   #15 
  - Agree  The abyss   Oct-25-09 05:30 PM   #16 
  - I think you're absolutely correct.  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 07:21 PM   #22 
  - gee, i guess the dismemberment of motor city isn't of national import.  Hannah Bell   Oct-25-09 05:57 PM   #18 
  - First, let me say that I disagree with the mod who moved this to the Places>Michigan Forum.  Snarkoleptic   Oct-25-09 05:59 PM   #19 
  - Let me agree with you  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 06:09 PM   #20 
  - For whatever it's worth  Tansy_Gold   Oct-25-09 07:19 PM   #21 
  - People don't like talking about what has happened to Detroit  1gobluedem   Oct-28-09 07:04 PM   #29 
 

Home » Discuss » Places » Michigan Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC