What Alabaster Cities Gleaming?

What is happening to you America?  Once upon a time, the United States was a place where free enterprise thrived and the greatest cities that the world had ever seen sprouted up from coast to coast.  Good jobs were plentiful and a manufacturing boom helped fuel the rise of the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the planet. Cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Baltimore were all teeming with economic activity and the rest of the globe looked on our economic miracle with a mixture of wonder and envy.  But now look at us…




  1. One of the 99% says:

    The economy is on the mend. Just watch the news. It is only a matter of time before the above-mentioned cities return to their former glory.

  2. Just how much time did you have in mind?

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