Some commenters referred me to this article about how out-of-towners, including but not limited to “farmers, intellectuals and artists of various types” are moving into Detroit.
And there’s this profile of a farmer in Detroit, worth clicking on because of the picture of him.
The conclusion here is that white people are colonizing Detroit, just like white people once colonized South Africa and Rhodesia.
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As cheap as it is to buy real estate in Detroit, it still doesn't make sense. Why not buy real estate that's almost-as-cheap in a small town in the middle-of-nowhere that isn't invested with the lumpenproletariat?