Editorial by Neil Young: Perfect Storm for Innovation Gathers in Washington
Another editorial by Neil Young is out titled Perfect Storm for Innovation Gathers in Washington:
"A Perfect storm for innovation is gathering in Washington. With the government's recent financial assistance to GM and Chrysler, the Big 3 now have until the end of March to make the case that shows how they will survive. Survival is not enough though.
America now has a chance to lead the world in power and fuel efficiency. The Big three will still be looking for help at the end of March. As the major shareholder, the US government would have an opportunity to DEMAND the type of cars that will lead the world toward saving the planet for future generations.
If the Big three cannot agree to make only cars that are fuel efficient enough to get at least 50 MPG by 2011, 75 MPG by 2013 and 100 MPG by 2015, then they should go into bankruptcy and fend for themselves like all the other businesses that are having trouble. The truth is this can be done and innovators know the way to do it."
As usual, lots of supportive comments follow the editorial on Huffington Post. For example, Center-of-the-Bird comments:
Neil gets it, he always has and he hasn't sold out as so many rockers have, I'm talking to you Eric Clapton! ;)
No matter how you view Neil, you must agree he has remained consistent and his latest venture "Lincvolt", is no exception. Neil has always had a fondness for big land yachts and his point that even these monsters can be made much more fuel efficient is an important one. Yes, most of us would rather drive a smaller less expensive vehicle but business often doesn't have that option at least not yet. We need solutions for large and small vehicles, one size does not fit all.
And hey, political ranters, stop trying to fix the blame, do as Neil is doing and fix the problem!
More on previous editorials by Neil Young: How To Save A Major Automobile Company and editorial reaction to the