- If Detroit were a country, would it be a failed state? (FP Passport) Click on each of the embedded links (below) for greater insight.
Excerpt: The city of Detroit has sorrows to spare. Its government -- officially, as of Thursday -- can't pay its bills. Its police don't arrive in time to stop criminals, and its ambulances don't arrive in time to save lives. Its citizens are fleeing in droves. It's likely the most dysfunctional municipality in the United States. (End of Excerpt)
Also check this Economic Times slideshow on the seven recent and significant municipal bankruptcies in the U.S.
- Operation Easter: The Hunt for Illegal Egg Collectors. (The New Yorker)
- Jahar's World: A profile of the Boston Bomber. (Rolling Stone)
- A Father's Sorrow (BBC)