Sell Detroit's Art, Save Detroit's People

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/14 09:47AM

A new appraisal of the Detroit Institute of Art's collection values the works at up to $4.6 billion (though an actual sale would probably bring in slightly less than $1 billion). Would selling some of these works mean rejecting art? Not at all. It would mean embracing humanity.

In Corporate Prison at the Ford Trend Conference

Hamilton Nolan · 06/30/14 09:30AM

The day before I went to Detroit, the city imposed a curfew due to fears of violence. The city was also in the process of shutting off water to thousands of its residents. It sounds bad. But as long as you stay inside a sealed corporate bubble the whole time, you'll never even know these problems exist.