Fighting for American Industrial Renewal; Industry and Manufacturing Advocacy Group for public Education

Past quotes from the Homepage

"For decades American press coverage of global car industry competition has been abysmal. Reporters and commentators have almost never dug below the surface and their idea of fact checking has too often consisted merely of "accurately" recycling previous observers' errors. Worse many commentators have displayed an almost venomously elitist bias against Detroit. In short, readers of the American press have been fed a diet of falsehoods, while key facts that give the lie to the foreign trade lobby’s special pleading have been swept under the carpet."

-EAMONN FINGLETON Detroit's Collapse: the Untold Story (click to read more)


 

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"GM has higher average quality and newer green technology and patents than the other 14 auto manufacturers combined. Together with Ford it holds approximately one-third of all green-technology patents and the related value. Moreover, GM has 70 percent of the patents in the emerging-technology category. This domestic share increases to 85 percent if Ford is added. Finally, Ford owns 30 percent of all patents with a similar related-value measure in emission-control innovation. These Big Three technologies have great potential for stimulating overall U.S. economic and job growth and creating a greener and more fuel-efficient world."

-Pat Choate, The American Conservative Magazine, Dec 2008

 

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"What another example of politics and main street redirecting the real problem... Get everyone up in arms about the UAW worker to take all the blame. The ones that are "fat and lazy" are the ones that sit in front of the TV buying into everything that the media throws at them during dinner time. Then they move over to the computer terminal thinking they got it all figured out instead of doing their own research to make an informed decision. "

-Anonymous reply to blog comments made after a Macomb Daily story regarding Chrysler's new ownership structure

 

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"All problems of local industry pale into insignificance in relation to the world crisis," he declared. It was vital that the trading system allow "backward people to make a decent living ... [or else] in the long run we must fall prey to the communistic attack." 
 President Eisenhower links free (not fair) trade to anti-communist sentiment. 
 
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"World trade is more than ever essential to world peace," stated the 1960 Democratic Party platform. "We therefore must resist the temptation to accept remedies that deny American producers and consumers access to world markets and destroy the prosperity of our friends in the non-Communist world."
 
President Kennedy links free (not fair) trade to anti-communist sentiment. 
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"...the federal government is doling out assistance piecemeal, separately bailing out suppliers, attempting to dictate what kinds of vehicles should be developed, determining who should run the companies and serve as directors — in effect operating Detroit from Washington — is folly."

Louis Lataif, dean of the Boston University School of Management

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"Granting troubled auto companies an 18-month loan contingent on UAW, bondholder and management concessions would seem entirely consistent with and more defensible than many Wall Street bailouts."

Louis Lataif, dean of the Boston University School of Management

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"They are still working on some of the engineering. The safety standards here [USA] are a lot more stringent than they are in Europe and Japan"

Jack Hollis, Scion Vice President explains why Toyota has not yet brought its iQ small car to the US market.

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"Since the current sales pace is about 3 million units below the annual vehicle scrappage rate, the pent-up auto demand in 2010-13 is likely to be enormous."

Louis Lataif, Dean of University of Boston School of Management