Tag Archives: Automobile Industry

Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

What possible need was there for another car like the Mustang? By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016 This is Henry Mecredy’s second Rag Blog article about design, function, and the social good in automotive engineering. … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
Camaro: Successful, but a waste

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Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

Pedestrian walks past graffiti in downtown Detroit. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images. Image from Minnesota Public Radio. Detroit’s downfall:Beyond the myth of black misleadership How federal policy and Big Auto drove black blight and white flight. By Marilyn … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

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Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

Rodney Smith cleans a new Think electric car at the Magnum Drive plant in Elkhart, Ind. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth / AP / Pro Publica.How the stimulus revived the electric car Although electric cars would … finish reading Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

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Harry Targ : Did Obama Stimulus Save Kokomo, Indiana?

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visit Chrysler Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Indiana, on November 23, 2010. Photo by Brian Kersey / UPI.Recovery Act brings jobs to Kokomo:Obama in the conservative heartland By Harry Targ / … finish reading Harry Targ : Did Obama Stimulus Save Kokomo, Indiana?

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Chrysler for World Peace? : Ad Agency Sour Grapes

To view video, go here. Rebranding Chrysler?U.S. ad agency misses message By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / December 9, 2009 A truly uplifting 45 second public service television spot features a new Chrysler 300 breaking through the Berlin … finish reading Chrysler for World Peace? : Ad Agency Sour Grapes

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Derelict Auto Plants Growing in Numbers

The NY Times writers generously call these derelict plants ‘white elephants.’ Perhaps ‘capitalism’s skeletal remains’ is more accurate. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog The Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Mich., was one of Ford’s largest and oldest facilities, but … finish reading Derelict Auto Plants Growing in Numbers

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Michael Moore : Goodbye, GM

General Motors’ Bob Lutz (“Global Warming is a crock of shit”) and Gary Cowger with obsolete product.Goodbye, GM It is with sad irony that the company which invented ‘planned obsolescence’ — the decision to build cars that would fall apart … finish reading Michael Moore : Goodbye, GM

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Neil Young :
A Race for the Planet

If the Big three cannot agree to make only cars that are fuel efficient enough to get at least 50 MPG by 2011, 75 MPG by 2013 and 100 MPG by 2015, then they should go into bankruptcy and fend … finish reading Neil Young :
A Race for the Planet

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An American Icon, the SUV, Is Slowly Vanishing

Billy Bob Grahn, a county official, paid tribute Tuesday as a G.M. plant in Janesville, Wis., became one of three to close. Photo: Andy Manis for The New York Times.Nearly the End of the Line for S.U.V.’sBy Nick Bunkley and … finish reading An American Icon, the SUV, Is Slowly Vanishing

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Lame Duck Dubya’s Belated Bailout

President Bush pauses during a statement on the auto industry at the White House on Friday, December 19, 2008 in Washington. Photo by Evan Vucci / AP.‘It looks like the feds are going to end up owning and supporting a … finish reading Lame Duck Dubya’s Belated Bailout

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Bailout Bust : Southern Republicans Strike Out at Unions

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich, left, listens to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaking about the Senate’s rejection of an emergency $14 billion loan bailout for US auto companies, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by Haraz N. … finish reading Bailout Bust : Southern Republicans Strike Out at Unions

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Sherman DeBrosse : Big Three Bailout a Must

UAW workers picket GMC plant. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images.An auto bridge loan is essential to reduce the pain of recession.By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / December 10, 2008 The U.S. economy is so fragile that … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : Big Three Bailout a Must

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