COMMENT: Along with Detroit’s total economic implosion, another vivid sign that society is unraveling.
May 5, 2011
Detroit was once the symbol of American wealth and industrial capacity. It is now everybody’s emblem of decline.
The data about Detroit grow more depressing by the month. This report may be the most depressing thing you’ll read all year.
In a nutshell, it says that roughly half of all the people who live in Detroit are illiterate. They can’t read the back of a cereal box. They can’t read a weather report. They can’t read at all.