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Links found September 4, 2011: Kia's Picanto is a small hit The new Kia Picanto city car is a tiny package of perfection, says Neil Lyndon. Humorously written review from Telegraph Yaris affordability comes at a price and another same source Fiat’s Retro Return By NICK BUNKLEY (NYT) A remake of the postwar Fiat will have to get Americans to forget the low quality of its first incarnation on these shores. So far, it’s working. The Trouble With Work Several articles of interest - NYT Sunday Review Opinion: The Limping Middle Class Robert Reich Op-Ed NYT on economics, jobs etc. The middle class doesn’t have enough purchasing power to keep the economy going without sinking deeply into debt Do Happier People Work Harder? One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities Population density, innovation and Vietnamese restaurants, relationship to jobs, housing costs etc., Ryan Avent And from the NYT Business Section Want to Lead? Ask Tennyson and Shakespeare Corner Office: Enrique Salem By ADAM BRYANT To convey management lessons, Enrique Salem, the president and chief of Symantec, sometimes turns to the words of classic literature. Off the Shelf By NANCY F. KOEHN In a new book, Marc Levinson tells of A.& P.’s swift expansion in the early 20th century, and the powerful backlash it engendered. The tale offers parallels to retail battles of today. There is some great information in this very brief review available much faster than buying the book In Reversal, China Tries to Tamp Down Car Sales By KEITH BRADSHER NYT 5:20 PM ET Officials called for the country’s automakers to produce fewer but more technologically advanced cars. Add Sept. 6, 2011 Bob Lutz Returns To General Motors As Adviser. The AP (9/2) reported, "General Motors Co. has hired the ultimate car guy out of retirement to advise its senior leadership. Bob Lutz, 79, a former GM vice chairman for product development, left the company last year, but never really ended his 47-year career in the auto business." The Detroit Free Press (9/3, Thompson) reported that Lutz "retired in spring 2010, but has provided informal advice to GM executives for free ever since. He met about monthly with CEO Dan Akerson,
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