The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Where Will the Money Go?

Jun 12, 2023

Organizers of the Detroit Grand Prix forecasted that the event will have a 77 million dollar impact on the city’s economy. Supposedly the city’s hotels, restaurants, and bars benefited from people attending the race.

It remains to be seen how much that will benefit residents of the city. One byproduct of the event was increased water use that contributed to almost 40 water main breaks in the city, which is unusually high, according to Gary Brown, the director of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.

Maybe they can put some of that money toward fixing the water system. Don’t hold your breath, though!