Nearly half, 47%, of Detroit property owners did not pay their property taxes for 2011, reports the Detroit News. On 77 blocks only one property owner paid his or her taxes. This is a good piece of enterprise journalism: the News examined 200,000 pages of property tax documents. It’s also a good illustration of the dire condition of Detroit’s city government. I’ve been writing a review of Charlie LeDuff’s terrific book Detroit: An American Autopsy for the the Claremont Review of Books. LeDuff, a former reporter for the New York Times and the Detroit News and now with Fox 2 television shows the human cost of Detroit’s miserable condition.