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What a horrible article. I especially liked the last paragraph that Marchionne was so hell bent on getting rid of the UAW part owners that he spent $4+ billion to buy them out. IIRC, he spent the money because the UAW was thinking IPO. Someone like Kirk Kekorian could have come in and been an even bigger PITA to Marchionne.
@gagrice said: Family to help them get ahead in this crappy economy.
Well that really isn't the same as giving reducing the cost of living for everyone. You are doing it as a favor for family. I'm sure that if the opportunity came up to get full value for that real estate, you'd do it.
@gagrice said: The Unions like the UAW at one time helped guys like me at the bottom of the food chain succeed. Now they are pricing the US out of the world labor market. And pushing inequality in the USA.
It's hardly unions that are pricing the US out of the world labor market. It's the desire by business to drive every last penny of cost out of product so that they can offer a 5 gallon jug of pickles for $1.99. Union membership in the United States is less than 12% of the workforce - IMHO not enough to create inequality in this country.
IMHO, it's the top holders of wealth that are pushing inequality. I really don't understand why it's ok for the top 1% to have 40% of our nation's wealth and take home 25% of our nation's income. Yes I understand that some of the 1% worked hard and took risks but that's the exception and not the rule. The disparity between the top 1% and the bottom 80% is near where it was in the early 1920's. I'm not saying that we should redistribute wealth but there has to be a way to allow the bottom to have the opportunity to perhaps join the 60%.