by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Maybe we can call this bootstrap nation, […] because Detroit is pulling itself and rising on its own initiative, its own energy, its own determination.” Nolan Finley The goal of the series of posts I wrote on Detroit was to show the positive in what was currently happening […]Read more ›
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by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes” ~ Detroit’s motto In my previous posts, I tried to show that current initiatives trying to revive the city of Detroit were led by individuals and that the less government is involved, the better […]Read more ›
by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: My previous posts describing a reemerging Detroit took the stance that the city’s revival will only occur when the government retreats to the sidelines—a position that was vindicated by the experience of every entrepreneur I met, whether large or small. That said, there are some areas of law […]Read more ›
by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: In part 1 of this post, we saw that the revival of Detroit happens to kick off at a time when government tends to be less intrusive. This is no coincidence: when entrepreneurs of all kinds feel free to take risks, everyone can benefit. High tech startups are […]Read more ›
by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “[The] comeback in Detroit started several years ago, outside of municipal government, outside of the public sector . . . The comeback is going on in spite of the way government was operating.” — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, September 2013 “This effort is not centrally-planned, it’s market-driven.” — […]Read more ›
by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: They say the first impression is the one that counts. This may come as a surprise, but my first impression of Detroit was good. It was not thanks to the government but to free enterprise and the hard work and aspirations to a better life of individual Detroiters. […]Read more ›