Brain drain, caused by the collapse of a system that is easier to abandon than stick around and fix, is now perhaps the number one threat to Detroit's future, more than the economy. Smart people can pick up and dust off and move on from any crisis.
The News' Nolan Finley, not normally the sort of person one looks to for bang-on analysis of local matters, speaks to this in a column today, attacking the City Council, a three-ring circus headed up by the off-her-meds Monica
Side note: When was the last time you read an American newspaper accusing its local city government of adopting a dominant theology of "black nationalism?" Us neither.
Sometimes, it is hard to imagine any path to a better Detroit without things getting a hell of a lot worse. They will, if this mess keeps up.