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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors and author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, argues American industry needs to focus on products, not share price.

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Bob Lutz

Comments [8]

Betsy

My husband is very adamant about buying american made <strong><a href="http://www.pacificbmw.com/">cars</a></strong>, but it is sometimes a difficult choice to support an American company when we feel like we can get a better deal or a more conservative vehicle from a foreign car maker.
Although, it does go across the board, almost every product we purchase can be found cheaper, or better made, from a foreign country. We should be focusing more on products and I am willing to bet that our country's economic situation would turn around.

Jun. 29 2011 07:20 PM

Bob Lutz says the way to get the economy going is through tax cuts for people, but that will not work. In a liquidity trap like we are in, tax cuts are used to pay down debt, not to buy cars.

Jun. 29 2011 11:51 AM

Gosh, he bashed the UK National Health, but neglected to mention how Ford, GM, Chrysler et al. are so happy with the Canadian province-based system which subsidizes & has subsidized factories which in the past have produced full-sized sedans, e.g., Grand Marquis, Chevy Impala, etc.

Message control, par excellence.

Jun. 29 2011 11:45 AM
Estelle

Does Lutz see any issue with increasing demand on the electrical grid?

Jun. 29 2011 11:40 AM
tony from bayside

Can Mr. Lutz why the ev1 was dropped?

Jun. 29 2011 11:36 AM
nobody

Brian, ask Bob for his comments on the Volt. Consumer Reports rated that car neither efficient at electricity nor efficient at gas. Why would consumers buy the Volt?

Jun. 29 2011 11:03 AM

Are american workers prepared for the needs of business in the 21st century?

Jun. 29 2011 10:21 AM
George from Brooklyn

Ask Bob Lutz about the time he flipped over an Opel doing a J-turn.

Jun. 29 2011 02:46 AM

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