To the editors:

Congratulations to David Moberg, Marc PoKempner, and the Reader for cutting through the haze of postindustrial rhetoric to discover the vibrant reality of productive industry and labor in a city which used to take pride in its broad shoulders [“Making It,” September 10].

If the only idea our leaders can come up with for revitalizing the urban economy is gambling casinos, we are in desperate need of brighter and more vital leaders.

Will Hartley

S. Dorchester