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August 12, 2008

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James Bowery

Why not Detroit?

'One dollar can get you a large soda at McDonald's, a used VHS movie at 7-Eleven or a house in Detroit.'

'The fact that a home on the city's east side was listed for $1 recently shows how depressed the real estate market has become in one of America's poorest big cities.'

'And it still took 19 days to find a buyer.'

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080813/METRO/808130360/&imw=Y

Seriously, now that the financial centers have destroyed the midwest:

http://www.vdare.com/letters/tl_081108.htm

It is probably cheaper, all things considered, to set up shop here than in India. The upper plains States still have the highest median level of academic achievement and IQ in the world.

But then, perhaps, moving to more cost-effective locations isn't really the point after all:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060707065055/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/730443.html

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