Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says a long-running economic expansion, near-record unemployment and Detroit’s historic bankruptcy should be enough to make the “new Detroit” a reality. But growing signs of backlash against pro-business policy suggests, rightly or not, that this corner of the industrial heartland remains the same as it ever was.


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