quote:...when the corporations departed the standard of living degraded...
This goes without saying. The jobs left and the standard of living degraded.
..YET it is the corporations that receive the most vile attacks in the ideolological frame work of some people.
Again - No specific reference to some BLACK IDEOLOGY. I do say that it is a FLAWED IDEOLOGY that is held by some people who are Black but White folks, socialists, etc hold these same flawed theories.
In your mind Isome - as I evaluate it's working order based on what you produce here - it is the corporation, operating in their own best interests toward profitability that cause pollution, exploitation of labor and other negative attributes that only government can step in to fix.
My fundamental point is that if GOVERNMENT is the answer then why can't the GOVERNMENTS in these same cities that are under discussion seem to reform themselves to their previous standing when the corporations were thriving?
As quite at it is kept Pittsburgh was one of the environmentally filthy cities there was in the USA when the manufacturing operations were in full steam. Many folks were getting paid but the economic choice they made was to have the environment to suffer a bit.
Rarely do I see them successfully recreating the economic and educational environment via their way of doing things that these evil corporations who have policies that the "Republicans" seem to advance have been successful at achieving for many Americans.
Again - no reference to this BLACK IDEOLOGY that you have claimed.
In fact it could be argued that the policy that was in the "Best Interests" of Black people was the policies that allowed the corporations to prosper and the unions to work to grab a larger slice of the pie that would have otherwise went into the owner's pockets or distributed to the shareholders.
YOU HAVE FAILED TO PROVE THAT I MADE REFERENCE TO SOME "BLACK IDEOLOGY" THAT ATTACKS CORPORATIONS. I do make note of the policies held by the Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist as THEY attempt to sell their policies as being the only viable way of thinking for Black people - relying on popularity rather than proven effectiveness WITHIN our community.