That's what Thomas Friedman wrote in NYT on May 31. General Motors used to be the icon of American industry, the do-no-wrong, 'what's good for GM is good for the country' company. No more. GM's destroy-the-planet- with- Hummers- and- 10 mpg-gas strategy is turning off an increasing number of Americans ("air huggers" Steven Colbert calls us).
Now even Michigan is allowing its communities to invest in mass transit. NineShifter Suzanne Kart's husband sent us the press release. "I believe it's really significant considering this is Michigan, the automobile capital of the world. Typically, mass transit is a huge no-no in our state," she tells us.