Flint’s Water Crisis Flows From A Much Bigger Problem

By Brian Gilmore

January 13, 2016

Excerpt: “The background to the tragic situation in Flint is an austerity politics that seeks to cut back basic government services in the name of cost-cutting. … Rather than putting the interests of citizens first, the unelected, all-powerful Emergency Manager was charged with making hard-headed “business” decisions. That approach—in Flint and elsewhere around the country—has had disastrous results.”