Mises has an article on how to save Detriot - by making it a "Free City".
All that Detroit really needs is economic freedom and secure property rights. Give Detroit its freedom from all manner of government, including the federal government. Declare Detroit a free city. (You can rest assured, Detroit, that America will come to your rescue if those bloodthirsty Canadians attack!) In other words, no one would pay any federal taxes whatsoever or be subject to any federal regulations whatsoever. Wouldn’t it be nice not to pay federal taxes, not even Social Security and Medicare taxes? Do the same with Michigan taxes. No taxes BUT also no federal or state aid either.
"Imagine no Federal Government. No taxes, too.... Imagine all the people living life in peace....."
I for one am in favor. What say Ricochet? Why relegate free cities to Panama and Guatemala? Why not in Michigan?