Detroit is Spreading Across America
Why is the MSM so slow to pick up on Alstrynomics??????
New ghost towns: Industrial communities teeter on the edge
Ravenswood, with 4,000 people and one big factory, is like many towns in the USA where things still are made: caught in a winter between recession and recovery, hoping the latter will arrive before the former kills the last decent blue-collar job.
If the rest of the aluminum works closed, "would this become a ghost town?" muses Jim Frazier, principal of the Henry J. Kaiser Elementary School.
Whether it's textiles in the Carolinas, paper in New England or steel in the Midwest, most industrial cities and mill towns "are on pins and needles," says Donald Schunk, an economist at Coastal Carolina University. "Day to day, week to week, any manufacturing facility seems vulnerable. People don't know if they'll be there."
The transformation from the Industrial Age into the Digital Age will be convulsive....VERY CONVULSIVE!!!!!!!!