Zach Weissmueller on Anarchy in Detroit

Lawnmowers, private police, and an autonomous island in the Motor City

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Detroit's future, to put it mildly, looks bleak. About one-third of its 138 square miles are deserted, it has no tax base, and its schools are horrendous. Last year, one in every 1,800 residents was murdered. The answer may be anarchy, says Zach Weissmueller, who points out cases where spontaneous order seems to be helping Motor City.

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