31 years old

Messages
10,611
Location
Las Vegas NV
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/business/01deese.html
 Quote:
WASHINGTON — It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism. But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry. Nor, for that matter, had he given much thought to what ailed an industry that had been in decline ever since he was born.
 Quote:
Mr. Deese’s role is unusual for someone who is neither a formally trained economist nor a business school graduate, and who never spent much time flipping through the endless studies about the future of the American and Japanese auto industries.
 
Messages
11,459
Location
Illinois
Could he really be any worse than the gang that ran the place since he was born? Doesn't look like their experience has done GM any good. So in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, "How hard can it be?"
 
Messages
25,046
Location
ON, Canada eh?
Tempest, do you work at Google? Just curious, because you seem to find all kinds of interesting articles all the time. I'm not being a jerk, just curious where you get it all from. ;\)
 

Tempest

Thread starter
Messages
10,611
Location
Las Vegas NV
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Tempest, do you work at Google? Just curious, because you seem to find all kinds of interesting articles all the time. I'm not being a jerk, just curious where you get it all from. ;\)
Not the mainstream media. Isn't it interesting how you don't hear about these things in the mainstream "press"...
 
Messages
47,541
Location
Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
 Quote:
“Brian grasps both the economics and the politics about as quickly as I’ve seen anyone do this,” said Lawrence H. Summers......."
He's just a shill for Summers.
 
Messages
25,046
Location
ON, Canada eh?
 Originally Posted By: Tempest
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Tempest, do you work at Google? Just curious, because you seem to find all kinds of interesting articles all the time. I'm not being a jerk, just curious where you get it all from. ;\)
Not the mainstream media. Isn't it interesting how you don't hear about these things in the mainstream "press"...
Interesting indeed. ;\)
 

PT1

Messages
5,746
Location
near the mistake
 Originally Posted By: Pablo
 Quote:
“Brian grasps both the economics and the politics about as quickly as I’ve seen anyone do this,” said Lawrence H. Summers......."
He's just a shill for Summers.
What is Summers supposed to say...uh we gave the GM thing to the kid to play with... It is obvious he was given the final result needed and told to "make it all fit".
 
Last edited:

Tempest

Thread starter
Messages
10,611
Location
Las Vegas NV
 Originally Posted By: PT1
 Originally Posted By: Pablo
 Quote:
“Brian grasps both the economics and the politics about as quickly as I’ve seen anyone do this,” said Lawrence H. Summers......."
He's just a shill for Summers.
What is Summers supposed to say...uh we gave the GM thing to the kid to play with... It is obvious he was given the final result needed and told to "make it all fit".
That's about right...
 
Top