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Dr. John Paul Rossi is a associate professor of American history at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He writes on business and economic history, and has co-authored ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: SAMUEL P. BLACK, JR. AND THE RISE OF ERIE INSURANCE, 1923-1961.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 16, 2008 The Auto Bailout Bill's Defeat and the Politics of Class Warfare
The Senate defeat of the Detroit bailout bill reveals the cynical conservative politics of class
warfare. In this new senatorial politics unionized workers are blamed for the failure of the
bailout of American automakers, while the authors of the defeat cloak themselves as defenders of
the taxpayers. In the meantime financial companies rake in billions of taxpayer bailout dollars
without any legislative check.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Bailout the Big Three and Revitalize the Economy
The Big Three need to be bailed out. A properly structured government rescue package can
provide a template for economic recovery. It can create American jobs, improve energy
independence, protect the environment, and re-establish a sense of fairness and justice in
government economic policy. Here's how.