Bring back Yankee ingenuity

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"Whether you think that you can or that you can’t, you’re usually right." –Henry Ford

In this troubled economy, more people might take this gentle exhortation to heart. In Ford’s time, Yankee ingenuity — the ability to make a go of things in even the toughest circumstances — was a point of pride among Americans. But it’s a rapidly vanishing American trait.