What Should We Do With Detroit?

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James Stuckey

One of my earliest jobs after graduate school was to join the Koch Administration doing economic development.  It provided a wonderful and exciting opportunity to use the skills I had learned as a student with degKoch Times Squarerees in both psychology and business .  The chance to create employment and business opportunities, especially in distressed areas of the city, appealed to my desire to help others.  It was a challenging time, with the city teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, and President Ford’s famous “drop dead” attitude towards bailing the city out.  I spent twelve years working with Ed Koch while he was Mayor, the last four of which as his appointed President of the New York City Public Development Corporation (http://www.nytimes.com/1986/05/24/nyregion/2-are-named-by-koch-as-chiefs-of-agencies.html).

Even after the Koch years, I’ve always felt a strong affinity to work in and with the public sector, serving on: the Municipal Water Finance Authority during the Giuliani…

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I am an aging American Navy veteran with some very pointed and acidic opinions. Feel free to heed the warning and read on.

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