General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009

published July 9, 2020 in Warp & Woof General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980 – 2009   William Sundwick   Founded in Flint, Michigan in 1908, the corporation that ushered in the automobile age in America and came to dominate the nation’s industrial economy by the 1970s, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy just after celebrating itsContinue reading “General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009”

How Did Cars Become Totems for Advanced Industrial Civilization?

Published March 1, 2017 in Warp & Woof How Did Cars Become Totems for Advanced Industrial Civilization? Personal experience from mid-century America William Sundwick Origins It started in Germany. When Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, acquaintances from a start-up engineering firm, invented a light-weight internal combustion engine (ICE in today’s parlance), they apparently realized thatContinue reading “How Did Cars Become Totems for Advanced Industrial Civilization?”