Used to have 2 million people resident there. Bragging about how cosmopolitan it was; the New York Metropolitan Opera visited each year, Detroit Symphony one of the best anywhere, more theater going than any city outside New York--Broadway shows tried out there, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Gardens. Renowned for its openness to various ethnic and racial groups, celebrated with the Freedom Festival alongside Windsor, Ontario.
Life doesn't get much better, right? Two years after that booster video was made, the city had its riots. Not only never to recover, but to spiral downward toward...bankruptcy today. A politician-made disaster. It can happen anywhere, with the wrong policies.