Gilbert and people like Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch—who got hundreds of millions in public financing for a new downtown arena literally the week after Detroit underwent the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history—would remake Detroit into a city that is accommodates the needs of the relatively privileged few at the expense of the numerous poor. One of the best examples of this boondoggle is the M-1 Rail.The whole thing is basically just a summary of everything we already know about Gilbert, which leads us to believe that maybe, just maybe, Deadspin was searching for a reason to skewer the businessman.
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