Ethics and Economics

Kevin Williamson at NRO points out the connection between the economic and moral imperatives to get the public sector under control: The city fathers of Detroit inherited one of the richest and most productive cities in the world, and they ruined it in a generation. The gentlemen in Washington have been entrusted with the richest and most productive nation in … Read More

Public Service and Civic Virtue in Detroit

…are apparently understood differently than they are in most of the rest of the country: federal grand jury today indicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and three former top aides on racketeering charges, accusing them of turning the mayor’s office into a criminal enterprise to enrich themselves, families and friends. Besides the now-jailed former mayor, the 38-count indictment names … Read More

Yet Again, A Detroit Public Servant Is Covered In Glory And Honor

Who would have imagined that Kwame Kilpatrick’s mother would ever be summoned before a federal grand jury?  Why are you all raising your hands? This woman combines the legislative skill of Lyndon Baines Johnson with the oratory of Demosthenes…. Oh.  Nevermind.

A Bit Of Public Hygene In Detroit

Monica Conyers will be changing her residence soon.  For about 37 months, it seems.  Truly, this is a great loss for Michigan’s largest city. Via Ace.