backtop


Print 137 comment(s) - last by nugundam93.. on Aug 31 at 10:21 PM

Some customers were just breaking even with cash-for-clunkers or even worse





Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: From the Suburban Collection
By TSS on 8/25/2009 5:35:18 PM , Rating: 2
Yknow, i really do not want to defend this person or the business practices they employ. Ethically it's very wrong.

But on the other hand, he does have a point. His company is acting accordingly to the free market. If the government has tried to intervene in that market, that doesn't make this behaviour wrong, it makes the government's behaviour wrong.

If you hand out free money people are going to fight over that free money. Appearantly there's no wording in the legislation preventing markups beeing made on CfC vehicles, so how can you expect nobody to take advantage of that? (comming from the same guys who handed out a free trillion, i ain't suprised).

Besides wether a consumer or a dealership gets that $4,500 it's still comming from the tax payers, who are the consumers. To top it off you cannot get $4,500 unless you spend more then $4,500 at a time when consumer debt is at an all time high? So ultimatly, it *was* designed to give them the shaft, no matter how you slice it.

Forget what's wrong for a moment, let's discuss what's *more* wrong: This company breaking ethics on solidarity and applying free market principle, or the government breaking free market ethics and applying solidarity principles?


RE: From the Suburban Collection
By Keeir on 8/25/2009 6:17:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
But on the other hand, he does have a point. His company is acting accordingly to the free market. If the government has tried to intervene in that market, that doesn't make this behaviour wrong, it makes the government's behaviour wrong.


Pretty much.


“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith










botimage
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki