Tag Archives: Detroit

Monday, Monday

A few brief notes on the GM announcement and press conference and the auto bailout in general: From the NY Times live blog After restructuring, GM will be 89% owned by the U.S. government and the UAW via the union’s … Continue reading

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Auto bailout dead, for now

Tonight the U.S. Senate rejected the proposed loan package designed to stave off bankruptcy for General Motors and Chrysler.  The sticking point, according to various news sources, was a demand by Senate Republicans that the United Auto Workers union accept … Continue reading

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Vindictive America Prepares to Push Itself Off the Ledge

People are pissed off, and for good reason.  The economy is in the tank.  And from the person-on-the-street perspective, the government’s only response has been to give unimaginable amounts of money to banks with little or no strings attached.  So … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Auto Bailout Buzz

Well, here we are on the edge of the new Great Depression.  My heart goes out to all those graduating seniors staring at a non-existent labor market. I can’t add much to the heaps of commentary already out there.  But … Continue reading

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