Government behind the Wheel More a Matter of Politics Than of Economics

March 2011
Independent Review;Spring2011, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p577
Academic Journal
An article is presented that reports on government control of business and manufacturing in the U.S. in 2011. The article describes the automotive industry related to labor costs, product quality, and resale value, as well as the rising costs of fuel. The article also discusses government bailouts for the industry in the 2009 financial crisis by President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Information is provided on automakers including Chrysler and General Motors (GM) as well.


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