How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)

Source: Mason Gaffney and Polly Cleveland, Dollars & Sense, Special to the Web, August 9, 2013

During the city’s heyday from the 1890s through the 1940s, mayors and other civic leaders embraced the principles espoused by American economist Henry George, raising revenue through property taxes, rather than income or sales taxes.