Guess what, no one wants to buy your busted-ass cars! “General Motors Corp. is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer.” So here is the deal. Companies like GM are almost of no interest to us snooty folks who live in places like New York. Except: they have to be, because the repercussions-not only for the enormous amount of employees for the company but also for their suppliers and their vendors and then their overseas employees-are enormous. This is why we have to pay attention to these boring dull things: because when a couple of cities get burned down this summer, you will totally want to be prepared for that.