Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Big Three car manufacturers be bailed out by the US government?"
"There was a joke about this when they were talking about bailing out the banks...This is Goldman Sachs socialism, we basically take the risk on the public's shoulders without getting any say over what happens at the top. And I think that we really need to turn that around. I mean, if we're going to take a stake in these companies we need to take effective control of them and I think that means really pushing the factories in the midwest to be doing a very, very different set of things... but that's not going to happen if we leave the decisions in the hands of the people who got us into this mess."
"Mark Brenner Tackles the Auto Industry Bailout," 620 AM KPOJ interview, Nov. 13, 2008
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, CEO's of major car manufacturing companies, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, automotive, business, and bankruptcy issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Labor Notes, 2005-present
Former Faculty Member, Murphy Institute, City University of New York (CUNY)
Founding Member, Coalition of Allied Student Employees, University of California at Riverside
Former Researcher, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Former Member, Massachusetts Teachers Association, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Former Staff Economist, Real Cost of Prisons Project
Former Consultant, United Nations Development Program
Former Consultant, International Labor Organization
Fulbright Scholar, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1988
PhD, Economics, University of California at Riverside, 2000
MA, International Development, American University