Reading up on the Michigan communities Ford and GM plan to grace with their EV battery plants, I’ve come to appreciate and fear the brilliance of communist China’s leadership and feel for the thousands of Michiganders of modest economic means who have effectively been disenfranchised.
The Inhumanity of Corporate America
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” Shakespeare famously said. If Shakespeare worked in Corporate America today, he’d add HR and PR people to his hit list.
Why Tree Huggers Must Save Marshall, MI
Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup is an affront to environmentalists and the people of Marshall, MI shouldn’t be forced to give up farmland to help build it, particularly as the vehicle is useless for anyone genuinely requiring a pickup truck.
Some thoughts on how the more than $1 billion in subsidies Michigan plans to give Ford to build an electric battery plant could be better used elsewhere.
Why China Helped Elect Justin Trudeau
Some thoughts on reports that China interfered in Canada’s election and worked to elect Justin Trudeau, Palo Alto is officially America’s EV Motor City, more bad press for Ford’s Jim Farley, and a heart-breaking feature about the closing of the oldest Starbucks in Detroit.
The EV Exploitation of Michigan Taxpayers
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Michiganders applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for showering Ford Motor Co. with $1 billion in incentives to build an electric battery plant and supposedly create 2,500 jobs would be wise to reflect on Einstein’s wisdom.
Why I Distrust Alexa and My Roomba
An unsolicited offer from Alexa this week prompted my discovery to the extent of Amazon’s and Google’s violation of my privacy and the marketing power Amazon will achieve if allowed to acquire One Medical and iRobot.
Soros, Cohen, Win Bigly Ignoring Media Wisdom
The smartest money on Wall Street bet big against the mistaken Tesla wisdom the U.S. business media and some investment “experts” peddled in last year’s fourth quarter.
The legacy media’s reporting on America’s legacy automakers is pretty shameful. They deserve each other.
Mary Barra Mocks Mayor Pete’s Road Safety Plans
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claims he wants to improve road safety in America, and recently announced $800 million in taxpayer giveaways to various cities and towns to finance infrastructure improvements. If Buttigieg was genuinely serious about improving road safety, he would heed mounting warnings from transportation safety officials and automotive reviewers and call for an immediate ban of GM’s Hummer EV.
That GM CEO Mary Barra aims to profit from such a monster vehicle whose brakes are widely regarded as inadequate, suggests a certain moral and ethical depravity.
China’s Ballooning Michigan EV Battery Plants
Michigan taxpayers appear on the verge of subsidizing a joint venture between Ford and a China-owned battery company that Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin wanted no part of.
“I would have loved to have had Ford come to Virginia and build a battery plant if they were not using it as a front for a company that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” Youngkin said on Bloomberg TV.
America’s Business Leadership Crisis
Some thoughts on the sorry crop of CEOs leading America’s major corporations.