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Gilbert's Business Partner Endorses Buying Detroit Buildings

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While his logic seems economically sound, there is something about Dan Gilbert's business partner, Josh Linkner, endorsing the purchase of Detroit real estate that seems a bit propagandistic, no? Not that Detroit doesn't need that. And certainly it is nice to hear that someone agrees that purchasing a $2.3 million one-bedroom in New York City is lunacy. But nonetheless, it's about as creative as Ralph Lauren telling you to look into polos or Bill Gates suggesting you give this Windows thing another shot. Which is to say Josh seems like a nice company man that will continue to do well at TEDx conferences because he just told you that you could be the "Rockefellers" of Detroit and all we can come up with is, "buy in Detroit: it leaves enough money to still cover your bar tabs."

· Wish You Bought Gold in '06? You'll Wish You Bought Detroit in '12. [Forbes]