Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The British Perspective on the Decline of US Industry.
The BBC visits Gary, Indiana

Check out this link for the BBC Newsnight's story on the sad state of Gary Indiana. Gary was a boomtown through the first half of the 20th century. The decline of the steel industry resulted in Gary becoming close to a ghost town. Actually, Gary isn't a ghost town, 100,000 people still live there. On the other hand, Gary is still the home of U.S. Steel's biggest plant. When you talk to somebody who questions the use of $16 billion in stimulus dollars used to prop up General Motors and Chrysler, I suggest that you point to Gary, and ask the person what would have happened to all these towns dependent on the auto industry had GM and Chrysler not been saved.

Here's reporter Paul Mason's detailed report on his visit to Gary.

1 comment:

  1. For the perspective of a former Gary resident on the past, present and future of Gary, Indiana, check out the offerings on the Dave's Den web site.


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