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A New Mantra For New Times

On days like this, I love to read the hometown paper. Detroit's Free Press is filled with the hard news and the soft love as it covers General Motors' move into bankruptcy. My favorite bit, from the editorial page:

There's a clear message — no, let's call it a mandate — for Michigan in these events that are rocking the state's economic foundations. Nothing stays the same through this kind of process. Hard choices have to be made. Survival can be a powerful motivator.

Survival can be a powerful motivator. That's my new mantra, with the banks under TARP eyeing the exit, EU unemployment hitting 9.2 percent, and Tim Geithner grinning and bearing it in Beijing.

Survival can be a powerful motivator.