by | Jun 4, 2019

Tariffs are a popular remedy to maintain a favorable balance of trade and create domestic jobs. Some believe tariffs will foster a renaissance of American manufacturing, but let’s consider the facts. America has six million unfilled jobs, with almost every…

by | May 7, 2019

There are many examples of too little, too late in the automotive world. The 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 is perhaps the only example of more-than-enough… when it no-longer-mattered. Pontiac was practically on the embalmer’s table when it twitched for a moment, just…

by | Apr 18, 2019

Excessive partisanship and endless acrimony are common complaints lodged against the political class. There’s a lot to be said in favor of this narrative, but bipartisanship isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, either. As evidence, consider the latest…

by | Dec 5, 2018

Auto tariffs were the big takeaway from this weekend’s meeting between President Trump and Chinese leaders to de-escalate their trade war. But don’t be misled. The real threat to American auto jobs isn’t Chinese tariffs on American made cars. It’s…

by | Nov 29, 2018

If electric cars are such a grand idea, why is GM killing off the Chevy Volt? It’s the one electric car that actually did make some practical sense, at least. Four hundred-plus miles without stopping and regardless of the weather (other…

by | Nov 28, 2018

In 1953, Charlie Wilson (“Engine Charlie”) was nominated to be Secretary of Defense by President Eisenhower. Wilson was President of General Motors and there was concern that he might be inclined to favor his old company in his decision making….

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