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Herbie Goes Bananas & Other Bugs in the Volkswagen System

Herbie Goes Bananas & Other Bugs in the Volkswagen System
It looks like the biggest corporate scandal of 2015 will be the cheating by Volkswagen on emissions tests, which might come to be called Volksgate. The scale is breath-taking. Since 2008 Volkswagen made 11 million diesel cars designed to cheat on emissions tests. These cars could never have passed the tests. They produce 10 to 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxides.
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A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions

A Bug in the Free Market Ointment: Conservatives Fight VW Factory's Right to Work with Unions
The New York Times has a piece about a fascinating development in Tennessee, where management in a privately owned auto company, a VW plant in Chattanooga, appears to be working cooperatively with the UAW to organize the plant. The wrinkle is that “outside agitators” are trying to block the union, which is pitting them against both sides — union and management, since the latter thinks organizing the workforce would be helpful.
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