Jodie Adams Kirshner - Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises — in conversation with Todd Spangler

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Detroit declared bankruptcy in 2013, a move intended to spark the city’s resurgence. Some 40% of the population still falls below the poverty line, however, and as Kirshner shows in her detailed stories of seven struggling Detroit residents, the new austerity budget has failed to fix the broken real estate and job markets or improve the school system. As she lays out the costs of the financial reorganization, Kirshner, a research professor at NYU who teaches bankruptcy law at Columbia Law School, illuminates how the economics of Detroit—as of many American cities—are tangled with ill-conceived urban policies and state and federal negligence of infrastructure.  

Kirshner will be in conversation with Todd Spangler, Washington correspondent for the Detroit Free Press.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781250220639
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 19th, 2019

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