“Somebody ought to call Steve Jobs, who doesn’t need to be bribed to do innovation, and ask him if he’d like to do national service and run a car company for a year. I’d bet it wouldn’t take him much longer than that to come up with the GM iCar.”
~ Thomas L. Friedman, syndicated columnist for The New York Times
Meanwhile, US Automakers turn their gaze to the far east > China
“Overhead” on the Street in the WSJ:
Circulating in Asia, a view of how the Chinese stimulus package fits in history:
1949 (Chinese revolution): Only socialism can save China.
1979 (Deng Xiaoping reforms): Only capitalism can save China.
1989 (fall of Berlin wall): Only China can save socialism.
2008 (global crisis): Only China can save capitalism.