The Business section of today’s Washington Post is an unsettling sign of the times, but in a different way from the usual. The top story, “Automakers Assemble Make-or-Break Case“, reports on the Detroit 3 CEOs’ return to Washington today, with their hands out again for $25 Billion of taxpayers’ money, this time with a plan,… Read More Are We Getting Used to Bail-Outs?
It was an ugly start to the shopping season this morning when a Wal-Mart employee died after being trampled by an impatient, infantile throng. At about 5:00, the crowd of self-centered shoppers broke down the doors to the suburban New York store, knocked the unidentified employee down, and stampeded over him, crushing out a human… Read More Wal-Mart Employee Killed by Crowd of Shoppers
My friend Jason Kenney set off something of a firestorm over at Bearing Drift today with a post on New Media and the RPV. At issue is Mr. Kenney’s concern, shared by many others, that a “handful of individuals … are positioning themselves as the heralds that will guide Virginia’s Republican activists through the wilds… Read More On the “New Media” Debate
Despite tremendous advantages, the Detroit Three CEOs have failed in business. They have stubbornly produced cars that Americans no longer want. They have allowed union bosses to emasculate their companies with value-busting contracts. And now they are on the brink of bankruptcy. Or so they claim. Before Congress. On national television. With their hands out.… Read More Whatever Happened to Shame?