Building another Yugo?
Recently, Barack Obama gave the United Auto Workers 55 percent of the Chrysler Corporation. That would be accurately described as the workers controlling the means of production, the classic definition of socialism.
During the Soviet era, most communist countries had automobile production based on that economic model. Even during the dark days of American car manufacturing in the late 1970s and early 80s I do not remember anyone ever extolling the superiority of the East German Trabant or the Romanian Dacia.
Of course, in this country, we have had the opportunity to buy a communist manufactured vehicle, the Yugo, lovingly built by dedicated workers in the communist state of Yugoslavia. The Yugo is often cited as the worst automobile ever sold in America.
With the UAW taking over Chrysler, that distinction is likely to be in serious jeopardy.
Kenneth Ray, 37027
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