Why The Auto Industry Is Failing – Part 6

December 17, 2008

In this installment we tackle excessive government regulations.

This might seem like a repeat of part #2 of the installment (emissions regulations) – it sorta is.  All of the regulations that surround cars are part of the problem.

But, perhaps, not in ways you might expect.

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Why The Auto Industry Is Failing – Part 5

December 15, 2008

In this installment, we discuss the prevailing socialist work mentality held by many employees.

Mind you, I work in the automotive sector.  So I’ve seen all this stuff up close and personal.

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Why The Auto Industry Is Failing – Part 4.

December 8, 2008

In this installment, we look at unfair trade practices.

Now mind you, I’m a free-trade kinda guy.  I’m a huge believer that free-trade practices provide competitive pressures that force companies to provide better products.  And we’ve seen this happen with the Japanese invasion in the 1970s.  The US automakers got complacent in making crap.  Along come the Japanese, with their focus on constant quality improvement, and gave the sedentary US auto sector a good run for its money.

As it stands right now, US automakers make cars that are as good, if not better, than what the Japanese make.  You’ll never hear this being said, because the major media outlets are more focused on the tag-line that domestic cars suck.  The fact is cars from Ford, GM, and Chrysler have come a very long way from even the quality improvements of the 1990s.

This is a prime example of how open markets, and competition works.

Unfortunately, the competitive advantages are skewed against domestic automakers.  Much of this is the fault of government.

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If Republicans cared about the US auto industry…

December 4, 2008

…they’d pass funding for a Big Three bailout.

For those of you who know me, this may seem like a HUGE reversal of my basic principles.  I think companies should stand and fall based on the market.  Even though I feel that the federal government is to blame for a vast majority of the problems that the Big Three encounters, my inclination is that government should get out of manipulating the private sector.  A bailout of companies like GM and Chrysler only injects more government intervention into the marketplace.

However, I think now is the time for Republicans to agree to the passage of a bailout for the US automakers, and quickly.

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When Fossil Fuels Ain’t.

December 4, 2008

I’ve known about this for some time now, but there’s a quiet revolution going on out there in the oil industry.  And in the end, it’ll probably destroy the “green energy” revolution.

It’ll leave a lot of kook environmentalists without their favorite catchy buzz-phrase.

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A New Documentary on Michael Moore.

December 2, 2008

A new film is about to debut in Michigan: Shooting Michael Moore.  It is another documentary that exposes the fraudulent documentarian tactics, and hypocritical life of the aforementioned icon of the loony liberal Left.

This one, it appears, really pulls the wraps off of Moore, and his especially repugnant movie Sicko.

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Why The Auto Industry Is Failing – Part 3.

December 2, 2008

In this installment, we tackle: idiot journalists.

This is actually a merger of two multi-part posts.  This installment will also be subtitled as, Why Conservatives Claim “Media Bias”, Example #4

Exhibit “A”:

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