Robert B. Reich, the little man with big liberal ideas, has a big idea for bailing out Detroit. It’s a simple big idea, which just goes to show Reich’s genius. Great thinkers get to the nub of things.
In a nutshell, Reich wants to make things right in Detroit by expanding its boundaries. Or does he want to expand the burbs’ boundaries to encompass Detroit? Doesn’t matter, really. The key to Reich’s ingenious plan is for miserably failed Detroit to glom onto the burbs for resources — that would be money, in plain English.