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Economic Stimulus: Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer Awareness

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Tickell

How many biodiesels could we put on the road with the $15-30 billion the Big 3 Auto Monsters are going to receive? Let's tell Congress how many!

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.

2008: What Will We Tell The Children?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Pull up a chair and settle in while I spin a yarn about 2008. The story actually begins 20 years into the future (visualize a clock advancing rapidly...

Procrastination Doesn't Fix It

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Blades

Why not convert one third of the automakers' industrial capacity to building state-of-the-art wind generation? We need to be strategic in solving our economic and energy woes.

Bailout or Not, Nothing Will Be the Same for Drivers or Detroit

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trevor Traina

Vehicle manufacturers must re-engage their owners and offer them innovative services. What if GM included ads in exchange for lower pricing? What if they developed an in-dash system with Google or Apple?

White House Still "Gathering Information" While Detroit Suppliers go Bankrupt

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Even Bush doesn't want to go down in history as the man who oversaw the destruction of GM, Ford and Chrysler (I hope), and I'd guess Obama wishes he could install his own new team now and fire Paulson.

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.

Analysts: GM Bankruptcy Would Be Catastrophic For Economy

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A General Motors bankruptcy would push the U.S. economy deeper into recession and cause a labor market catastrophe, highlighting why the government ha...

Senate to Middle Class: Drop Dead

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

The Senate decided that it is more important to break a union, more important to throw middle class wage earners into the ranks of the working poor than to prevent the total collapse of industrial America.

Triage for the Big Three Automakers

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

Forget about trying to save all three manufacturers. By doing so with the limited funds available, we'll help none of them. To rebuild our auto industry, we need to create a sound foundation.

Scrooge As Spiritual Teacher: Wake Up Or Miss Your Life

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

I think Ebenezer Scrooge has gotten a bad rap long enough. This poor guy has endured nearly 200 years of negative press and it's about time we took a...

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.

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.

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.

Why the World Needs Green Motors, not General Motors...

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Whilst the CEOs of these great companies fight to keep them alive in the 21st century, how relevant is it to have three competing with each other to produce last century's technology?

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.

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.

Obama Should Use General Motors to Build the Green Collar Economy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

All signals point to Obama investing heavily in green collar jobs. The labor force and manufacturing capacity of GM provides a perfect springboard for a national green jobs initiative.

The Automobile Bailout Solution: Unique and Simple

John R. Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John R. Price

It makes more sense for Congress to tell ExxonMobil, ARCO, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and their fellow travelers that they should lend the automobile industry $25 billion

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.

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.

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.