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Detroit: An American Autopsy of Financial Failure: The Secrets behind the Detroit Bankruptcy & How You can prevent it from happening to your city

Detroit: An American Autopsy of Financial Failure: The Secrets behind the Detroit Bankruptcy & How You can prevent it from happening to your city [Kindle Edition]

Larry Berg
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Discover the True Reasons Behind the Downfall of Detroit!

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Detroit once used to be the central of the automotive industry. Mo-town, or Motor City was its Nickname. It was the bustling center of Michigan state. In the last few years, the slow decline in the economy, uncontrolled government spending, and overwhelming unemployment has driven this city to file for bankruptcy. It is the first American city to do so, and you can be sure this is just the beginning.

This book will explore the underlying reasons of Detroit's financial failure, and how you as an individual can help your cities remain sustainable. Discover and learn from Detroit City.

Here's a Preview of What you will learn

* The rise and Fall of an Industrial Giant
* The history of Henry Ford & how he helped the city grow
* the numerous tax problems Detroit faced
* Why did so many jobs go away?
* Labour Unions VS Employers, the struggle
* The Fall of Detroit's Automotive industry
* How to prevent future Detroits
* and much much more


Comments From Other Readers

"The world economy is so unstable now. The City of Detroit is just the beginning of a huge financial downfall. We must learn to help our own cities. This book describes all of that in full detail. It's a must read for anyone" - Mike Keegan (New York, USA)

"This book gave me a whole new perspective on government spending and taxation. If we don't control it, our civilization can and will collapse. I must really thank this book for opening my eyes." - Linda L (Boston, USA)

"I heard the news of Detroit City and I really wanted to read about it. I completely agree with the author's point of view. Loved the writing and I recommend it for anyone." - Kimberly J (Manchester, UK)

Tags: Detroit, Mo-town, motor city, detroit red wring, bankruptcy, financial failure, financial help, financial education, automotive industry, downfall, Detroit: An American Autopsy, biography, The Afterlife of an American Metropolis, Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins, The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 904 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Success First Publishing (22 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars a twenty minute primer on Detroit's problems 5 May 2014
By tallmanbaby TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Detroit: An American Autopsy of Financial Failure: The Secrets behind the Detroit Bankruptcy & How You can prevent it from happening to your city [Kindle Edition]

This is a short and probably self published pamphlet on the recent fate of Detroit, declared bankrupts and now home to vast urban prairies of deserted street blocks.

It is possible to read it in twenty minutes and it is reasonably well written and thoughtful. It could probably do with an editor, some of the drafting was a little clunky, and despite its short length it was actually a bit repetitive. Basically the author told you all the daft things that Detroit did, and his advice was basically don't do those daft things.

The author appears to have no particular insight into Detroit and its people, but there are certainly worse ways to spend this modest amount of money. If you have a more serious interest in Detroit I would recommend checking out the Wikipedia article and then putting your money towards the seriously good
The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant by Mark Binelli.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets revealed 10 July 2014
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I enjoyed this ebook immensely. I had read it in bed at last night, and it made me want to stay up, and keep reading more. Larry Berg imports a great incite into the many transitions that had truly taken place throughout the history of Detroit. Although I know a quite bit about bankruptcy, this book reveals new secret scenarios of how actual things are going on. Reading details about the rises and falls of Detroit, I am simply shocked. The way the actual story of Detroit bankruptcy has described in this book is thoughtful ; even I had started to feel like I am reading a one of the futuristic tales about the earth after it is all but destroyed. Really astonishing !! How such a flourishing city could just turn into land of frustration !! Any time this kind of financial destruction could be happened in your city. You should read it because there's no stopping this kind of destruction to any where and to any person.
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely informative and well written 8 July 2014
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As I know Larry berg is a great story teller, I love to read his books when gets free time or want to know more about what is happening in current world. This book demonstrates the true story and the secrets of how to kill a once-prosperous city with its poorest people trapped inside. This book is enthralling, absolutely human, drastic, and personal. I could not believe myself how such a highly affluent city like Detroit just suddenly turns into an economical backwoods filled with unemployment, crime and frustration. This book also discovers the main facts and reasons for the financial decline. I feel really sad to see the overnight ruins of this Motor city. This book not only discusses about the wealth smash of such a big city (Detroit) but also gives a new hope to rebuild Detroit as well.

Larry's writing style enriches my knowledge and makes me think about how any famous and economically sound city can be Bankrupted at any moment. If you are interested to know about this motor city, then you can read this short book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Summary of Detroit 30 Jun 2014
By Bayon Jose.T - Published on
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Lot of useful information, more like a summary of Detroit city history. The book really stresses on the motor industry, there was lot of inside stories in the book. If you really want to know more about Detroit's story without reading a lot, you must read this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read during economic struggles. 30 Jun 2014
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I was very curious as to what happened to Detroit. At a point it seemed like a very bustling city and then almost suddenly its a financial wasteland filled with crime and high unemployment. I wondered how this could happen to such a famous and large city? How could this happen to where the cars are produced? Why is Motor City in ruins? Larry Berg answers these and many other questions in Detroit: An American Autopsy of Financial Failure. Berg examines what the news doesn't discuss - how quickly the rose because of the automobile boom and how far it fell due to uncontrolled government spending, unemployment and subsequent bankruptcy. The American Autopsy serves as a outline and warning for other cities who are experiencing these similar issues to prevent them while they can. It's hard to come back - Berg presents this well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Book is Full of Interesting Information 30 Jun 2014
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I know a bit about bankruptcy and how things work, but I did not know this much detail about Detroit. This book by Larry Berg is definitely a must have. The book goes into detail about the rises and falls that Detroit has experienced.

It makes you definitely think about what has happened and how many other cities this could potentially happen to. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading about the financial failure Detroit faced.
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