July 2018 – Page 10 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2018

Week 5- Detroit and Car Insurance

The article I chose to write about was recently published online on The Economist. You can take a look here if you’re interested: https://www.economist.com/united-states/2018/07/07/why-detroit-is-the-most-expensive-city-in-america-to-buy-car-insurance The article discusses how car insurance rates in Detroit are at four times the national average, and make up to 21% of Detroit resident’s pre-tax income, at over $5,000. This causes …

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Week 4- Culture

Culture is something that shapes so much of the fabric of our lives, and many times it without us realizing it. Though one might immediately think of traditions and events when culture is mentioned, there are other cultures we don’t think about as often- and yet encounter in our day to days. For example, the …

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Making money or losing money? | #5

Article: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/07/03/crews-prepare-unfinished-jail-detroit-demolition/756430002/ This article is centered around the jail that was supposed to be built just a few blocks away from the Wayne State Campus. If you drive past it now, you can see what the rows of cells look like within a jail. Like any Detroiter knows, building this jail would be a huge …

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Week 5

https://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/12/01/volkswagen-emissions-scandal/909738001/ The above link connects to an article about how Michigan should use money it received from the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal. If you are unfamiliar, a few years ago Volkswagen was caught using a device in its cars that would allow the cars to cheat on emissions tests, allowing them to pass when the cars …

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