No Utopia for Detroit, According to Shikha Dalmia

Until the Motor City fixes its services, liberal and libertarian renewal ideas will remain fantasy


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As Detroit declared bankruptcy, some liberals started shrieking about the Mad Max future that awaits America if government is scaled back. Meanwhile, some libertarians celebrated the upcoming utopia that unfettered individuals would build out of Motown's rubble. But, Shikha Dalmia believes that if liberals are being absurd about the Motor City, libertarians are being Pollyannaish.