On Seeing Some Good in Walmart’s Evil

Like many Americans, I long viewed Walmart as pure evil. Under the decade-long leadership of CEO Doug McMillon, the company has undergone considerable reform. Comparatively speaking, McMillon deserved the $27 million he was paid last year.

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The Sad and Soulless Starbucks Experience

If someone set out to create the most inefficient and unpleasant coffee buying experience possible, I’m doubtful they could surpass what Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan has achieved.

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China’s Deserved Electric Vehicles Supremacy

President Biden recently slimed China’s communist government and its automotive industry entrepreneurs with a false accusation they achieved their EV supremacy because they cheated. In fact, China achieved its EV supremacy because that country’s communist government is run by bureaucrats who run circles around the Biden Administration’s energy and transportation officials and its EV automotive leaders put GM’s and Ford’s to shame.

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The Ties That Bind Google and UAW Workers

Google was long hailed as the gold standard of what was once known as HR management. It’s telling how much in common Google employees share with UAW autoworkers these days, including some similarities that are very unflattering.

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Ford University: Higher Ed for Auto Sales & Service

Determining how best to harness and apply AI is all the rage these days, and CEOs are paid the big bucks because of their supposedly superior smarts to figure it out. At Ford, whose CEO Jim Farley received more than $60 million in compensation these past three years, the company plans to use AI to create Hollywood quality “edutainment” videos that it hopes will steal viewers from Netflix and Amazon and bolster the sales and service capabilities of its dealerships.

Let’s just say I’m a tad skeptical.

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President Biden’s Miserably Failing EV Transition

If American taxpayers had even an inkling of the ineptitude of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the billions they are squandering, President Biden would be forced to immediately fire the cabinet members he’s entrusted to oversee his EV ambitions and dreams.

The linked commentary is intended to sound the alarm in wake of Elon Musk’s bizarro decision to fire Tesla’s 500-person A-list team responsible for the care and feeding of the EV maker’s vaunted Supercharging network.

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Powell Miller Looks to Right GM’s Privacy Wrongs

Michigan attorney E. Powell Miller is a litigator many companies learn the hard way not to mess with. GM CEO Mary Barra is poised to discover the reasons why.

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Sorry Michigan, California Stole Your Auto Crown

Psst, don’t tell Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is touring Taiwan and South Korea this week touting her state as the automotive capital of America. Whitmer is blissfully unaware that the most critical employees of Ford and GM are in California, where Rivian, BYD, and Tesla’s global engineering headquarters are located.

The future of the U.S. automotive industry will be determined in The Golden State.

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Why GM Is a Threat to U.S. National Security

President Biden in July 2022 declared climate change a national security risk. The evidence is mounting that GM under CEO Mary Barra has been committing climate treason.

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