Main Street #6 (Superior Appliances)
An economy where so few have so much and so many have so little is not sustainable...Thom Hartmann
In answer to Ekler's question, as a business school professor I have to say absolutely yes, the U.S. needs to save Ford, GM, and Chrysler. The number of potentially lost jobs is enormous--for every auto worker there are 4 workers in supplier companies. There are 4000 "tier one" (i.e. direct) suppliers alone that would be directly affected.
Practically, these companies will be forced to undergo severe restructuring, as they should. The key however is their vision--can they convince investors they have a vision to be successful and competitive?