This will not be a conventional "this is my life in Detroit" blog, though I will occasionally include some of those writings to keep the blog varied and intellectually interesting. As an economist and financial professional, I write about topics that promote Detroit's resurgence of entrepreneurial and community ventures that are at the core of this city's return to prominence.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A recent conversation with folks on a Google Group about some of the
Detroit hotels spurred me to think about why people would chose a
boorish suburban chain motel as opposed to one of the eclectic downtown locations.
After all, what's wrong with the suburban Extended Stay America hotels? You can
BBQ in the parking lot adjacent to Walmart and watch the Walmartians in their
shorts and flip flops in January; take long, romantic walks under the freeway
overpasses; have a power lunch of deep-fried anything at Bob Evans; camp out at
Best Buy to be the first one in line to get a $20 DVD for $5; and lastly, you
can wear your flannel pants and fuzzy slippers out to play adult video games at
Dave & Buster's. Additionally, you can enjoy the glory of "fine
art" at the zombie shops in the malls.
With fine culture like this, who needs the urban humanities!
I am a CPA working in the healthcare industry by day, and an economist, writer, researcher, and blogger by any other time of the week. This blog will be about the uniqueness of the Detroit resurgence due to an inept and powerless local bureaucracy (government) that cannot possibly keep up with regulating the renaissance of entrepreneurial and community ventures.
The lens through which I view things is very different from the mainstream, or even the scattered blogosphere. This will not be a standard "this is my life in Detroit" blog. Though, I will intersperse some of that stuff, along with my Detroit photography, to keep the blog varied and intellectually interesting.