In my former life in Human Resources, I've shut down 3 companies over the years. I can state that it is expensive to shut down a company and be fair the the affected Employees and the community. Frankly, GM would be very smart to GIVE Saab away -- even to an ESOP. This action would save GM a bunch of money, and with a "no cost" company, the ESOP's books would have minimal overhead and fixed costs, allowing Saab to be profitable. Sure sounds like a win-win to me, but then I've never been as smart as the people who have run GM and Chrysler and Ford over the years -- or have I???????????
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