Might be just a coincidence. But we notice Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy comes at more or less the same moment filmmaker Michael Moore has filed for divorce.
We get the differences between the two cases. Detroit is an anti-capitalist Michigan city. It is going Chapter 9 because it followed policies that largely reflect Moore’s economic preferences: an animosity toward business, a faith in high taxes and a belief in government as the solution.
Moore, of course, is not a city but an anticapitalist Michigan filmmaker. Unlike Detroit, he has not let his ideological swipes at the free market interfere with his own effort to prosper. Thus, he has amassed a net wealth estimated at $50 million.