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Detroit is in rough shape. Almost everyone knows that Detroit has become the symbolic center of the recession, with everything threatening to go belly-up at any moment, and the looming threat of bankruptcy hanging over the entire city, which is almost impossible to fathom. Fortunately, while politicians haggle and companies crunch numbers, Joshua Smith—a 9-year-old Detroit resident—has decided to actually just do something practical: open a lemonade stand, make some money, donate all the proceeds to the City of Detroit. Which sounds very sweet and sort of naive until you read the part about Joshua raising a whopping $3,450 from his lemonade stand, getting donations from all over the world, hosting the members of the Michigan men’s basketball team and earning a nice little $2,000 scholarship for down the road. “I’m really happy that a lot of people supported me,” said the savvy businessman. “It was successful but tiring.” Successful but tiring sounds like as good a business model as anything, so let’s hope Detroit’s politicians are paying attention to Joshua Wise’s shrewd strategy …