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Business Accountability: Is it time for 'Because We Said We Would?'

John Friedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Why provide safe work places, reduce negative environmental impacts and in other ways act in a manner in accordance with their articulated values? Perhaps there can be no better reason than -- because we said we would.

Hiring By The Auto Industry Might Drive U.S. Recovery: Survey

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

(Clare Baldwin) - The auto industry could lead an economic recovery in the United States, according to a recent survey by audit, tax and advisory ...

The Military Industrial Complex: Truck You, Detroit, or Tanks for Nuttin' Update

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Our military procurement system is a mess. Our automobile industry is a mess. We might have helped both if we had gotten them to agree to build the next generation of military vehicles together.

Nationalizing Chrysler

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

The "creative destruction" argument conveniently forgets that it wasn't the "free market" that created the American Way of life, but a working class that was paid well enough to consume.

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

Save the Jeep; Save the Nation

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Congress cannot let the Jeep die in bankruptcy. Congress must not fail the U.S. auto industry. Doing so would be abandoning the core of the American economy -- manufacturing.

Is the GOP Risking the Economy to Win the PR War Against Unions?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

With three million jobs at stake, potentially costing taxpayers $150 billion, unions remain the primary targets of the GOP blame game for the troubled auto industry and the failed bailout deal.

The Auto Bailout and Post-Partisanship?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

This is a mess. Everybody in the auto industry is staring into the abyss - the automakers, the unions, the suppliers, the dealers - not to mention the government and the taxpayers.

General Motor's VP Bob Lutz's Green Pose

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

I think the U.S. legislators contemplating this auto industry bailout package should demand Bob Lutz's resignation before dribbling a single dollar into GM's leaky pockets.

Automotive Chiefs Announce Further Restructuring, Closing Ohio

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aemilia Scott

Over the last few years, sustaining Ohio has become less profitable for automakers. When the state began to run at a loss, the Big Three began selling off pieces to Germany and Japan.

What Would Moses Do?

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

We should be selling cars like clothes: big family? You need a big car. Small family? You don't get to drive a Hummer for one person.

Bailout? Detroit on His Mind

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

On their last visit, the auto execs asked Congress for $25 billion in bailout loans. A nice round number. So nice and round that it sounded like it had been plucked from thin air.

Out of Line: Auto Makers

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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

Dec. 1, 2008 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

This was the first Thanksgiving ever where the turkey pardoned the President.

Changing the Whole Auto Industry, Seriously?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig Newmark

Entrenched power and mindset within Detroit leadership make it really tough for the auto industry, as a whole, to innovate.

Hypocrisy and Arrogance-A Lesson From the Car Industry on Why Health Care Reform Must Not Fail

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The American auto CEOs came hat-in-hand to Washington, DC last week, to bail out their companies, and yet they came without a plan. Instead, they wanted $25 billion.

What Detroit Needs

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aram Khayatpour

We all make jokes about how lazy and lobby-driven Congress is, and as sad as the truths behind those jokes are, when times are good, we can afford to have government operate like that.

Congress Bails out Those Who Shower Before Work, but not Those who Shower After Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Detroit is a place where workers are unionized; Wall Street is not. And right-wing Republicans and conservative pundits have made it clear they want the union workers to suffer.

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.

Smart Ways to a Bailout -- Step 1: Stop Demonizing the UAW

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

You've probably heard claims about those inefficient UAW members supposedly making $70 an hour, including benefits, making unions the prime culprit in the failures of the Big 3 automakers. But it's all a big lie.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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."