The Madoff Economy..

Courtesy of Paul Krugman.  He's starting to get at the core issues.  I'll discuss more in future posts, but for now ponder: The Madoff Economy, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The revelation that Bernard Madoff — brilliant investor (or so almost everyone thought), philanthropist, pillar of the community — was a phony has shocked … Continue reading The Madoff Economy..

I’m just sayin’…real reason Ford’s not taking FedGov $

Ford's talking about the future marketing benefits of not taking the Federal Govt bridge loans like Chrysler and GM.   Yeah, that's true and possible - there probably could be a small market share gain to be had eventually by being the US automaker that "pulled itself up by it's bootstraps". But there's probably another reason.  … Continue reading I’m just sayin’…real reason Ford’s not taking FedGov $

Surprise: Bush sort of does the right thing for GM/Chrysler

I'll admit I'm surprised.  My inner cynic suspected the Bush administration would try a pre-packaged Ch. 11 bankruptcy for GM or Chrysler, or that they would dither and play Hamlet so long that the Chrysler, GM, or some big Tier 1 would end up in bankruptcy anyway for Christmas. Instead, GM/Chrysler get their bridge loans.  … Continue reading Surprise: Bush sort of does the right thing for GM/Chrysler

Industry Matters: Why Chap 11 Bankruptcy Won’t Help GM

The NFL should watch out.  Armchair quarterbacking while watching football on TV is being challenged by a new couch potato activity: armchair management. It seems that nationwide people, pundits, Wall Street analysts, and even U.S. Senators have the solution for GM and the U.S.-headquartered auto industry:  file chapter 11 bankruptcy and "re-structure".  It worked for … Continue reading Industry Matters: Why Chap 11 Bankruptcy Won’t Help GM