In an interview with Vatican Radio, Acton Rome office director Kishore Jayabalan offers perspective on the bankruptcy filing yesterday by the city of Detroit. Jayabalan told the network that Detroit is “really a city that’s on its knees.” Failing to fix its fundamental problems, he continued, the city must now change its “political and economic” infrastructure to come back from the brink, and that right now, much of the population has “given up.”

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  • RogerMcKinney

    Many US cities over the decades have faced financial problems, even bankruptcy, but recovered and prospered. They prospered by giving up on socialist programs and getting back to basics. Detroit chose to follow the examples of southern European countries by refusing to end socialism. Socialism is heaven while the money lasts; hell when it runs out.