I'm pleased as hell to introduce Reason TV's "#Anarchy in Detroit," a series of four short, linked vids (totaling about 10 minutes in all) that show what actual citizens are doing to make the Motor City a better place to live.
The vignettes cover volunteers keeping parks cleared for kids to libertarian anarchists buying up blocks of houses and creating communes to private law enforcement operations to a plan to transform the little-used city park of Belle Isle into a Hong-Kong-style free trade zone in the Detroit River.
It's fun, exciting stuff. And it shows what normal, everyday people can accomplish, even in the presence of top-down, failed government management of virtually every aspect of their daily lives.
The series is produced by Zach Weissmueller's, whose September 17, 2013 video, "Operation Compliance: Detroit's War on Small Business," provides essential—and infuriating context.
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