Detroit Pays Bus Drivers Not To Work

Detroit bus drivers no work
Detroit bus drivers no work

It might literally be the last city in the country that should be paying its workers to just hang out.

Detroit's woes are famous. As the poster child for the urban shrinkage that has ravaged America's once vibrant Rust Belt, Motown has seen a population decline of roughly 40 percent since the end of World War II. The head-count in the greater Detroit area now stands at roughly 800,000, according to Time's November 2010, story, "How to Shrink a City."