Detroit is the logical and unavoidable outcome of 50 years of "feel good" social programs. All politicians should be required to spend a month in Detroit to better understand the consequences of poor decisions.
Welfare destroyed the family by financially rewarding indiscriminant breeding and illegitimacy, leading to a society of children born to children equipped with nothing but a strong sense of entitlement. Combining this with all manner of programs meant to bring about "equality" simply reduced standards to the lowest possible level, so the infrastructure of society began to collapse as crime became rampant and education became rare. Employers fled the strongly entitled and uneducated workforce in droves, leaving the region without tax revenues to support it.
Again, it's not rocket science - it's common sense. Detroit is exactly what we made it.
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.