About once a month someone gets lots of attention by predicting one of the Big Three could go bankrupt “within the next 10 years.” The media then react as if this is a bold, courageous prophecy that must be heard. It isn’t. One of the Big Three almost goes bankrupt every 10 years. It’s a cyclical industry; everybody gets their turn in the barrel, and not just the U.S. Big Three. Even well-known foreign auto makers such as Nissan, Volkswagen and Porsche have seen buzzards circling in the ...

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