The United Auto Workers union is leading its first strike against General Motors in 12 years, in a fight over jobs and benefits.
“We did not see that coming at all.”
Governments and business can no longer conceal the death toll, and publics are unwilling to tolerate it. Governments are acting. The VW settlement is not the only regulatory crackdown on internal combustion engines.
There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.
What these automakers understand, however, is that beyond these consumers being men, they're fathers. These automakers understand the growing influence of the fatherhood role on today's man and how powerful that identify has become.
You can count on the semi-annual Geneva auto show to bring out the most outrageous pieces of automotive design. In the heart of Europe, the show is a magnet for high-end manufacturers and well-heeled car enthusiasts looking for their next conspicuous ride.
I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking
Two years ago today, a little-noticed, but profoundly important, trade agreement between the United States and South Korea took effect.
The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.
I met Ernie at his sprawling estate in Massachusetts, literally just minutes from his auto empire. The large brick estate