Hiroshima vs. Detroit

In the conservative media, there are comparisons being made between Hiroshima and Detroit. The anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima (August 6) coinciding so closely with the declaration of bankruptcy by the city of Detroit.

Plus, I’m pretty sure Wolverine movie has something to do with it.

Anyhow, most of the critiques come in the form of attacks on the notion of a “welfare state” and other such favorite conservative issues.

For what its worth, my perspective: its not that simple.

After all, we mustn’t omit the fact that Hiroshima’s rebuilding was significantly subsidized by “government funding.” Continue reading