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Updated on October 25, 2009

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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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      This is a regular sight in the UK also.

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      Leta S 8 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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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

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

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for the kind comments.

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      JamesBenjaminJrMD 8 years ago from USA

      Excellent Hub.

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      drcrischasse 8 years ago from NH/Foxboro

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

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      Sara Tonyn 8 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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      kartika damon 8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

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

      Kartika