Unlike the US Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, and the Michigan Governor and Attorney General who chose not to protect worker pensions in the Detroit bankruptcy, a cooperative community of businesses  shows that their solidarity, in the form of funds from the other companies,  can support the workers with resources and jobs when faced with a major bankruptcy. Following are excerpts from the blog of  Michael Peck responding to an article in The Economist claiming that the Fagor bankruptcy severely tested the "real world" ability of community-centered business to survive. In fact, this difficult example is proof of the strength of economic solidarity. Michael  of the MAPA Group is the US representative  of the Mondragon Cooperative Group.