Bad ethics come from factory, too

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.


GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.


More scale doesn't always mean better

GM's disposal of Opel ("Auf Wiedersehen, General Motors," Feb. 20) will perhaps serve to further erode one of our most cherished, but wrongheaded, dogmas: Since a) scale certainly matters when it comes to cutting cost, then b) more scale is always a good thing.

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