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Bailout GM, But Here's What to Demand

David Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Blume

When Sweden mandated that most fuel stations carry alcohol at the pump, GM's Saab division quickly engineered the model 9-5 to be an advanced flexible-fuel vehicle.

General Motors Board: Bankruptcy An Option

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The board of directors of embattled U.S. automaker General Motors Corp is considering "all options" including bankruptcy, according to a report on the...

What to Do With Detroit?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

"Governments around the world have always been proactive in growing and nurturing industries like the auto industry. In North America for the last couple of decades, we haven't done that."

How (Not) to Succeed in Business

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Clothier

Okay, call me an easy mark. I should have picked up on this long ago. I didn't. But am I alone in thinking that I was somehow cheated?

Recharge America with Electric Cars

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Yesterday, joined by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, I announced a nine-step policy plan for transforming the Bay Area into the "Electric Vehicle (EV) Capital of the U.S."

Will We Let Detroit Go and the Recession Deepen Out of Disgust Over Financial Bailout?

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Paul

We have watched one bailout unfold, and we have not been impressed. We heeded the Wise Men, and now we feel violated. But how do we now hold failing auto companies to a higher standard?

A Universal Bailout

Ben Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Yarrow

It's true that the Big Three have earned their hard-fought demise, after years of lobbying against CAFE standards and resisting reform. That's why if we bail out the autos, they should bail us out, too.

Dear NASCAR: Get a Clue!

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

It's time for NASCAR to pull a U-turn. Leadership needs to get on board the green express and point NASCAR in the direction of sustainable, renewable auto sports.

Do It For Me, Matchbox Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

From the fireworks in DC this week, you might think the auto crisis is out of your hands, but we're all complicit: government, CEOs, autoworkers, the public.

The Hits Just Keep Coming

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We have been rudderless for some time, and it shows. The call to public service is now more urgent than at any time in our nation's history.

A Kid from Car Country

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

Once this grim place was the most alluring in America. The engine of the world was built here in Michigan. And it is hard to believe we are simply going to let it run out of gas.

How to Create a Successful Auto Manufacturer Bailout Plan

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

I was recently asked to participate on a forum with the LA Business Journal whereby six CEO's weigh in with their opinions of the Government Bail Out of the Automotive Companies.

American Cars

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We wanted to make a song describing the inseparability of our inflated notion of American glory associated with our automotive industry in the very style of the 70's power-pop songs that helped create the notion itself.

There's Only One End of the World... and This Isn't It

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

The financial crisis is a good, albeit painful, reminder that the stocks, bonds, gold, silver have no intrinsic value. We act as if they do, because it gives us some sense of an orderly world.

I was Thinking...

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

1) If you are asking for a loan, don't fly in by private jet to firm things up.

Detroit Bailout -- Let ExxonMobil Foot the Bill

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

Listening to the auto execs this week, you'd think it would have offered a humble moment for them to come clean on their mistakes. But no, they continue to deny any responsibility for the mess they are in.

What to do with Detroit?

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Winer

We're giving Detroit money we don't have to feed and house their employees and bail out their suppliers. We're doing it to save our country, not to save the auto industry as it's currently configured.

Bail Out Detroit -- Right Now!

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

We could let Detroit fail and throw money at the many future-car startups that are currently out there, but that won't provide enough product to market to deliver the improvements we require.

Obama's One-Time Opportunity: to Restructure the American Economy

Paul Wagler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Wagler

Restoring economic growth alone will not restore our fortunes. In fact, too rapid growth -- in house construction, in stock prices and in energy consumption -- has caused the present problem.

Romney's Idiotic Plan for Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

Let's not be coy about the real agenda here. Republicans like Mitt Romney see this as an opportunity to wage war against the UAW.

Automaker Bailout -- Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

Frankly, I'm tired of all these big businesses putting their hands out and trying to scare us into giving them money by threatening us with an economic disaster.

Should the Government Bail Out the Big Three U.S. Automakers? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huffington Post

Huffington Post contributors weigh in on whether Congress should bail out the Big Three Detroit automakers. Keep checking back as the debate continues.

Obama Needs an FDR-Style Public Works Program

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

There is a fraternity-like mentality that exists among corporate CEOs. There is an illusory standard of what "moral" or "legitimate" actually means in decision making for that elite crowd.

The Tear-Down (Detroit Edition)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rev. Peter Laarman

The nation is said to be in need to some bottom-up economic stimulus. And now we're going to tear down what remains of the country's manufacturing core?

Chinese Want To Buy the Big 3 Automakers

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

All the Shock Doctrine fanatics cheering to drive the the Big 3 into bankruptcy "restructuring," like Mitt Romney, might want to think about the implications of this.