Toyota Becomes Number One Auto Maker

The story is on the media everywhere: Toyota has taken over General Motors as the number one auto maker of the world. Bad news just keeps coming to Michigan. One would think that the Detroit auto makers are now anxious to change the way they operate. But hearing stories from a friend at Ford, it is business as usual, at least at Ford. Things may be changing on the surface, jobs have been cut. But the real cuts are mostly happening to the labor level.

Hearing Paul Starr, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, talking about liberalism on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR is refreshing. Liberalism is about progress, not radicalism. The so called conservatives of today are really radical individualists with their private agendas. I guess that there will be a day, when real conservatives will wake up and reclaim the label from GWB and his gang.

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