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When I read of Obama’s legacy obsession, it reminded me of a night in Carlos Ghosn’s office at Nissan headquarters.
The Pottery Barn rule applies. Having appointed an EM, the state has an obligation to do this right.
What makes the city’s problems so hard is the harsh reality of operating a government – any government – in these times.
With Governor’s Snyder’s announcement that an emergency manager is on the way, the time for navel-gazing and re-litigating the past is over. It’s time to finally take strong, even radical, action to fix Detroit. So, what to do now? I do not pretend to have a magic formula. But I think a new mindset is … Continue Reading →
Maybe this State of the Union is bigger than we can handle. Most of us here in Michigan were actually watching basketball last night, and sneaking peeks into coverage of the fire-engulfed cabin in California. In fact, most of the people I talked to were more interested in paczki, friends, and family. So as President … Continue Reading →
Americans are hurting. Shhhhh. “An economic recovery has begun,” cheered President Obama at his January 21 inaugural speech. Or not. Just two weeks later came the grim news that the U.S. economy – struggling through its worst recovery since WWII – had shrunk by 0.1 percent in 2012’s fourth quarter. The news was all but … Continue Reading →