This is just a dialogue that's being started, something I've never thought would even be on the table because most of the Detroit's and "cities in trouble" are by their own doing. So no accountability, no responsibility, that is the new American slogan. Should We Bail Out Cities? - Bloomberg Disclaimer: Megan McArdle is an economist, a fiscal Conservative. So when you read that, keep in mind she is not pushing for it, just talking about something that WILL be on the table and debated to hell.