Somerset Collection--60 Percent Off deedsphotos

Somerset Collection--October 2009

The recession is still spreading in Michigan outward from the "Big" Three auto companies to state, county, city and school budgets and even to southeast Michigan's upscale mall, the Somerset Collection, where sex still sells, but at 60 percent off. Auto plants and dealers are closing, school districts are financially distressed, government worker pensions are under-funded, foreclosure signs have sprung up like mushrooms in the inner city and the suburbs, and there is no shortage of slips at the yacht clubs and marinas on Lake St. Clair. Only the casinos, nursing homes and strip bars appear to be holding their own and even growing.

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kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

gambling, old age, and sex are alive and thriving in American!


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Sara Tonyn 7 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

Sad reality, isn't it? Things aren't any better here in Ohio. In fact our economy is so bad we have to use "recession" pictures from Michigan as examples because we can't afford cameras.

(However, kartika makes an excellent point! LOL)

Btw, who's the dapper, good-looking gentleman in the bottom photo? His face is so familiar... ;)

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drcrischasse 7 years ago from NH/Foxboro

Great article in Time Magazine about Detroit a few weeks ago. Relevant here I bet.

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JamesBenjaminJrMD 7 years ago from USA

Excellent Hub.

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Ralph Deeds 7 years ago Author

Thanks for the kind comments.

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Chuck 7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

Great Hub and good commentary on the current state of the economy.

Leta S 7 years ago

I'm a shopper, but those upscale malls are always kinda scary vacant places. In this area of AZ, life is always hard, but I hear the unemployment rate is now 9.1%

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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

This is a regular sight in the UK also.

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