collapsed empire

Tour Ruins Of A Collapsed Empire In America

You No Longer Have To Go To Europe To Tour The Ruins Of A Collapsed Empire When friends from around the world come to visit me when I’m in Detroit, they don’t want to see tributes to Detroit’s glorious industrial past or the museums dedicated to the ingenuity of a handful Americans. They don’t come […]

America's Post Industrial Collapse

A Piece Of America’s Post Industrial Collapse Selling For $21,000

Symbol Of America’s Post Industrial Collapse Is Up For Tax Auction   After a nearly two decade dispute over who owns the 40 acre 42 parcel site of the dilapidated symbol of America’s post industrial decline that has been sitting virtually empty since the Packard Automobile Company stopped building automobiles there in 1956, the city of […]

Urban Spartacus

Detroit Lost An Urban Spartacus To Cancer Today

Detroit Urban Spartacus Kelly Parker Reminded Us Of What We Can Accomplish If We Stand Up And Fight   In the dystopian post-industrial ruins of Detroit where hundreds of thousands of people fight to survive, Urban Spartacus Kelly Parker rose above the poor timid souls that inhabit what was once the “Arsenal of Democracy” This […]

“Arbeit Macht Frei” – A Message From the Past, Now A Warning To The American Middle Class

All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again. Steve Dibert, MFI-Miami An ominous sign appeared at the abandoned Packard plant in Detroit during the past week with the chilling words, “Arbeit Macht Frei”.  The phrase translates to “Work Will Make You Free,”.  It was the same message that the Germans placed above […]

Detroit To Foreclose On World’s Largest Industrial Ruin

But They Can’t Afford To Tear It Down Steve Dibert, MFI-Miami  “The city can kiss my ass. Do me a favor and knock the Packard down.  I’m tired of it,” -Current Packard Plant Owner Dominic Cristini Wayne County announced today it was proceeding with foreclosing on the former Packard Plant for an unpaid tax bill of $750,000 to […]

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