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The Hearing Archive: Autos

Can the Government Manage Car Companies Without Micro-Managing?

John Paul MacDuffie of the University of Pennsylvania and and Susan Helper of Case Western Reserve University filed this guest post. They both work with the International Motor Vehicle Program. Today, two Obama administration officials will be called before...

By Tim Lawson  |  June 10, 2009; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Autos , Nationalization  
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What's So Bad About Government Intervention?

As the federal government dives headlong into one of the most massive interventions into the private sector in decades - the restructuring of GM through bankruptcy, which will leave the government with a 60 percent ownership stake in the company...

By James Kwak  |  June 1, 2009; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Autos  
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The Showdown Over Chrysler and GM

GM is now likely to follow Chrysler into bankruptcy Monday. But the key issue is not whether it goes into bankruptcy, but what happens once it gets there. The plan, according to both GM and the Treasury Department, is for...

By James Kwak  |  May 28, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Autos , TARP  
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Now An Owner, Government Must Act Like Long-Term Investor in GM, Chrysler

Case Western University economics professor Susan Helper and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center research director Daniel Luria filed this guest blog post: The U.S. Treasury – and therefore the American public – has become a co-owner of General Motors and Chrysler....

By Sara Goo  |  May 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Autos  
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Is Chrysler's Chapter 11 Unconstitutional?

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School professor David Zaring filed this guest blog post: Would the government-pushed reorganization of Chrysler, in which bondholders could receive less than they would in a liquidation (or some other resolution), be unconstitutional? We may get...

By Sara Goo  |  May 6, 2009; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Autos , Nationalization  
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