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Detroit Essays

Born Detroit, 1953 / BA, University of Detroit / Lives in Detroit

Where do you begin with Maurice Greenia, Jr., aka Maugré? This painter, sculptor, blogger, actor, musician, cartoonist, pamphleteer, puppeteer and all-around walking art project is a bundle of creative energy focused through a lens likely ground in some dimension far, far away but somehow reflecting so much of our world.

His prolific works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pen and ink, such as View of a World (2007), create in viewers the irresistible urge to consider how, under what circumstances, the strange and colorful figures prancing across a strange and fantastical landscape could make sense. Look at one of his estimated 10,000 (!) drawings or his pieces hanging in a gallery exhibit, such as the huge section of Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art given to Greenia in a 2008 show there. Some will jump out and resonate for reasons that may immediately call to mind something of personal significance. Others may resonate for reasons that may not become clear for a long time, if ever, yet they will continue to compel and intrigue.

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The Road to Bankruptcy of Detroit City Essays

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The inevitable is no less a shock because it is inevitable ~ Jamaica Kincaid

Founded in 1701 by nearly 100 French settlers, Pontchartrain du Detroit was not doomed to bankruptcy. Located near epicenters of trade including the Canadian Border and the -Detroit River and rich in resources Detroit, from a geographic sense, was a city established on lands destined to prosper. Turning into an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century, the city saw an enormous boom in both population and industrial prosperity with the growth of the iron stove, railroad car, and ship building industries. It wasn’t until auto manufacturing renaissance initiated with the founding of Henry Ford Co. in 1910 that Detroit began it’s nearly 100 year long descent…show more content…

The inevitable is no less a shock because it is inevitable ~ Jamaica Kincaid

Founded in 1701 by nearly 100 French settlers, Pontchartrain du Detroit was not doomed to bankruptcy. Located near epicenters of trade including the Canadian Border and the -Detroit River and rich in resources Detroit, from a geographic sense, was a city established on lands destined to prosper. Turning into an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century, the city saw an enormous boom in both population and industrial prosperity with the growth of the iron stove, railroad car, and ship building industries. It wasn’t until auto manufacturing renaissance initiated with the founding of Henry Ford Co. in 1910 that Detroit began it’s nearly 100 year long descent towards bankruptcy; however at the time no one would know it quite yet.
Detroit has risen and fallen along with the auto industry.
At approximately 3:47 p.m. on July 18, 2013 the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder authorized Emergency Manager Kevin Orr to declare the city of Detroit bankrupt; and shortly after, at 4:06 the city of Detroit had officially filed for bankruptcy (Halcom 2013). Declaring nearly 14 billion dollars of a total estimated 18 billion, Detroit surpassed Jefferson County, Alabama as the largest city to file a claim for bankruptcy. Estimated in owing close to 18 billion dollars in debt to creditors, several factors culminated into the conditions necessary to require Detroit to file for bankruptcy including: the

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