Detroit/America Loots Itself

Abby Zimet

Today Obama will be in Detroit - where the unofficial unemployment rate is about 14% but the real one is over 50%; where there are said to be more people living in poverty than cars on the road; where people are literally selling the scrap from the bailed-out corporations they never got any jobs from to get by; and where, like most other places, labor is feeling betrayed, because they have been. Happy Labor Day. We use the term loosely.

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