A conservative friend and fellow resident of Michigan brought up a perennial topic: the decline and fall of Detroit.
I asked him a question based on a recurring fantasy of mine: “if you were suddenly to become rich–insanely rich–and decided to make Detroit your project, what would you do? What could you do? What difference could one person make, even with unlimited resources?
He didn’t have much of an answer.
I though maybe he could buy up an empty neighborhood and develop it unde…