Why Don't We Just Sell Detroit To The Highest Bidder?

Seriously, the area is a DUMP. Same goes for Albany. We should just sell it to the Saudi's or whatever the fuck & offload these shitty liabilities from our books

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Apr 14, 2021 - 11:52am

Bold of you to assume that anyone is willing to pay even a single dime for Detroit and its "upstanding urban youths"

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Apr 14, 2021 - 4:07pm

Add CHI and SF to the list...NYC will be joining shortly. 

Whenever someone makes a flippant remark about how NYC or SF can't die, show them this video: 

No one in Detroit then had any idea how disastrous government policies would be in hallowing out its fourth largest (and arguably richest) city. 

Oct 2, 2021 - 6:50pm

I watched the whole thing and it's truly unbelievable. Almost made me cry thinking about how greed destroyed the city and many parts of this great nation.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 4:22pm

A local Detroit guy wanted to buy up all the abandoned houses and turn it into an urban farm / park, but he had the wrong skin color and the locals fought him.

Apr 14, 2021 - 5:59pm

-It's already two billionaires' pet project.

-Property rights exist in the USA

-Detroit is growing really quickly right now.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 9:24pm

Property rights exist until you stop paying property taxes, then you realize who the property really belongs to.

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Apr 15, 2021 - 8:40am

Is one of the billionaires the Quickenloans guy? I've heard he's done a lot for the area economically

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Apr 15, 2021 - 10:29am

Yep. He's from there.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 7:32pm

Just what we need.

Lets say Russia/China buys it and now they do not even need ICBMs to destroy the entire US. They now have a whole state to perform intelligence operations on our country.

I might be paranoid, but this is probably what would happen. 

Apr 14, 2021 - 8:12pm

Basically what happens in Kaliningrad with the Russian Baltic Fleet.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 9:25pm

Wyoming has room for growth while others moving towards decay.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 9:27pm

They do have that tunnel in their airport. How can the US ever get rid of that?

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Apr 15, 2021 - 10:35am

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Seriously, the area is a DUMP. Same goes for Albany. We should just sell it to the Saudi's or whatever the fuck & offload these shitty liabilities from our books

A dump compared to what?  Owning a ranch in Montana?  Sure.  Most other American cities?  Maybe not so much.

Apr 15, 2021 - 12:09pm

Ozymandia

Analyst 1 in AM - Equities

Seriously, the area is a DUMP. Same goes for Albany. We should just sell it to the Saudi's or whatever the fuck & offload these shitty liabilities from our books

A dump compared to what?  Owning a ranch in Montana?  Sure.  Most other American cities?  Maybe not so much.

These people do not like the cities where companies hire finance people.  Makes sense right?  May be they should move should move to a rural town in Alabama but I have a feeling, they are not going to make this decision.

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Apr 16, 2021 - 12:47am

NoEquityResearch

What major American cities do you think are worse than Detroit? Pretty short list there....

That wasn't exactly the question.  The OP said Detroit was "a dump".  I don't think there's any question that parts of Detroit are quite ugly - that goes for any urban area (or really any area at all).  There are also parts of Detroit that aren't like that at all. 

I'd rather live in New York, or Boston, or Philadelphia... but I'd rather live in Detroit than Biloxi.  I actually like Albany, though like many small cities of its kind, it's far preferable when the Legislature and the SUNY system are in session.  The question wasn't whether there are preferable places to live other than Detroit, which is a very subjective question, but to what municipality Detroit is being compared with.

Apr 19, 2021 - 9:13am

I would be a serious buyer of Detroit.  After I purchase all the assets of Detroit.  I evict every person inside the city limits.  Sell the houses to the East to Gross Pointe and let them annex the town. Tear down most of the houses (save the grand old mansions), rebuild downtown and make Detroit the face of the new Hydrogen Economy.  Create farmland to the north. Modern industry to the west (Dearborn).   Make Belle Isle the focus of the rebuild.  Increase the port and rail facilities.

Wait 20 years.

Namaste.

D.O.U.G.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 11:45am

Saudis like to pay hot white women to shit on them. They aren't interesting in what's already a dump.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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Oct 2, 2021 - 9:24pm

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Let's be frank, many of the comments in this thread are some kind of dogwhistle going off the fact that most Detroit residents are black.  Curious what the reaction to selling white regions of the US that are struggling to other nations would be.  Probably tears and victimization.  For the record, I support neither.

Oct 2, 2021 - 10:21pm

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Let's be frank, many of the comments in this thread are some kind of dogwhistle going off the fact that most Detroit residents are black.  Curious what the reaction to selling white regions of the US that are struggling to other nations would be.  Probably tears and victimization.  For the record, I support neither.

Let's be frank you made this about race and are just projecting your racism on other people. I had no clue Detroit was majority African American until you mentioned it. Detroit has serious issues like crime, burned down buildings, massive unemployment, illiteracy, etc. the list goes on and on. If you want to say let's sell random city in a flyover midwestern state by all means go ahead and create that thread. Of course, you're probably unable to name one, whereas this discussion was naming very famous cities (Detroit, Baltimore, etc.) that were once great cities but have gone by the wayside. You seem like one of those people who somehow manages to turn every conversation into something about race or microagressions who are miserable to hang out with. No wonder you had to import your SO...

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