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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 4:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mousquet View Post
Those Detroit figures are completely backward precisely because they are called a 'Motor City', when the current economy goes so diverse that it gets the establishment itself completely freaked out.

Just listen to their news. They would tell you about "n'importe quoi" (totally silly things), like robots and AI would get your butt unemployed while we've never seen anything like it so far.
At least, not on the short term and as far as AI goes, I doubt it would ever be the case, because most programers and matheticians who master it are gifted with some real ethics and would never kill humans.
I said it already, South Korea and Germany are the most robotized developed societies, and humans are doing rather fine in both countries.
Not all of us are Google with any creepy "human enhancement" plan - that would go to the rich exclusively, guys, not to you - or any nasty monopoly of that kind, thankfully.

Just every single city of the Western world has to go diverse, flexible and skilled in every respect, or it dies.
That's just all I read in our media specialized in the global economy.
This is mixing up the stats of metropolitan areas and central cities, along with a few other misunderstandings. First, the stats talk about employment at the metropolitan level, then dives down into education stats of the central city. This doesn't say what you think it does. Like all major cities, Detroit is home to the poorest and least educated of its home region, but, unlike other cities, very few of the richest and most highly educated. So, this is actually a statement about segregation and isolation of poverty, and not some macro economic statement about Metro Detroit.

Second, the auto industry is not as big of a factor in the city of Detroit as people who don't know better would think. In fact, no automaker even makes the top 5 employers in the city of Detroit. To go even further, the largest employer in Detroit, Rock Ventures (Dan Gilbert), employs more people in the city of Detroit than Chrysler and General Motors combined. And GM is the only automaker that is actually HQed in the city of Detroit.


To contrast, the top largest employers in Metro Detroit are Ford, GM, Chrysler, the Detroit Public Schools, and Rock Ventures. Ford does not even crack the top 10 of employers in the city of Detroit, even though the company employs almost 100,000 people in Metro Detroit (and is the largest private employer in Metro Detroit). GM also employs nearly 100k in Metro Detroit, but only has just about 6k employees in the city of Detroit itself:

About a decade ago, the city of Detroit itself was by far the largest employer in Detroit. Austerity measures drastically reduced the size of city government, and many of those workers were residents of the city. That hardly ever gets analyzed.

Last edited by iheartthed; Aug 25, 2019 at 2:22 AM.
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