Remembering Steve Jobs

Jobs represented the American ideal: a self-made man who started a company in his garage, innovated his way into our everyday lives (after an amazing corporate comeback) and went on to change the world [Oct. 17]. Now he's gone, and we mourn in unprecedented fashion for a corporate icon because we see his death as symbolic of our collective decline. President Obama seems impotent. Congress is flailing. The Federal Reserve is out of bullets. The innovators must lead us out of this economic fog. But for now the flag is at half-staff. Who will inspire us again?


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