Sixty Percent Good for the Country?

Sixty Percent Good for the Country

1953: GM President Charles Erwin Wilson tells the Senate Armed Services Committee “for years I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.”

2009: The United States Government takes 60 percent ownership of General Motors.


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2 Responses to “Sixty Percent Good for the Country?”

  1. HL Says:

    I’m a big fan of GM’s 3.8 liter V6 engine. I was a big fan in the 80’s, and in the 90’s and in the new century.

    It’s a good engine, but I think that I may have stumbled upon an underlying problem in GM’s progressive product design.

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