Day By Day

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Confronting the Auto Crisis

Perhaps the best commentary on the plight of the "Big Three" automakers is by Michael Barone, based on observations by Mickey Kaus. He notes that the labor contracts negotiated with the UAW reflect technologies and a confrontational style of labor relations that are both very much out of date. The large industrial unions and the management practices that made them necessary are out of place in modern America and a viable solution to the current crisis will take note of that fact. Unfortunately, the Democrats are not listening.

Read Barone here.
Read Kaus here.