In Rome, the ruins came after the empire fell. In the United States, the destruction of Detroit happened even as the country was rising to new heights as a superpower.
The New York Times did the country (and itself) a disservice Sunday when it printed all 5,000 words of Devin Leonard's piece on William Gross.
The General Motors flameout -- the fourth largest bankruptcy in the history of the country -- has been a disaster for blue collar Americans working on assembly lines.
Is it a good time to buy GM? They're offering government guaranteed warranties, rebates, special financing and significant discounts on new cars. But it might be better to wait
Do you have any hot looking daughters? My 27 year-old adult soon still lives at home and I'd do anything to marry him off, or at least have him shack up somewhere else.
The problem with the GM gamble is not that the government is involved. The problem is the car.
Everyone wants a viable auto industry with GM returning to its status as a world-class automaker. But the Obama team's GM plan doesn't embrace public standards on energy and the environment.
As a country we need to re-calibrate our approach to economic good health and re-examine our values when it comes to how, both as a government and as individuals, we choose to spend money.
The Supreme Court delayed the sale of most of Chrysler's assets to Fiat by telling the carmaker, "Wait a minute. I have to go in the back and talk to my boss," an old negotiating ploy that heretofore has not been used on the sale of a whole car company.
This was an intense show -- very good and interesting -- first about the aspirational nature of Obama's Cairo speech, then a serious take on the still-tanking economy. Lots of steak, not just sizzle.
Linking up with rail makes perfect sense for a contracting industry, at a time when environmental and economic factors make expanding public transit a necessity.
Whatever the woes of General Motors -- and they are substantial -- it does not follow that the government needed to drive the company into bankruptcy.
This is not a worker problem, it's a management problem. Autoworkers produce quality products. It was management that decided what those products would be.
In the end, the disgrace shown the Arabs does deep disgrace to the perpetrator, but, more importantly, does the deepest disgrace of all to the State of Israel.
Watch the new ad, and its predecessors → After finally going into banckruptcy yesterday, General Motors will launch a new national ad campaign on...
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