Detroit: Hope and Satire

23:07 Tue 09 Dec 2008. Updated: 17:05 28 Jan 2009
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By “Detroit” I primarily mean the Big Three automakers. The first thing I’m linking to isn’t satire, although it might seem that way. It’s also quite important to register the fact that the headline is not a metaphor. Oh, and look at the pictures in the slideshow.

Once done with that, have a chaser. The chaser is satire. Although it might be closer to actual reality in several respects than the hope piece.

One Response to “Detroit: Hope and Satire”

  1. Francis Potter Says:

    It’s not often I agree with a Republican and a Mormon, but Mitt Romney hit the nail on the head with his op-ed in the New York Times back in November.

    “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.”


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