Shikha Dalmia on Why Detroit Won't Have a Second Act


“I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York's boom days,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. It’s a good thing he wasn’t talking about Detroit, the biggest city ever to file for bankruptcy in America. Until Detroit’s politicos treat its humble entrepreneurs with the same respect they show big investors, writes Shikha Dalmia, Motown’s second act will never arrive.