Conditions for an auto bailout

NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu suggests that we should bail the automakers out this time, but not next. Give them one more chance to do it right, to embrace alternative fuels or become the dinosaurs they’re so close to becoming already.

And to make beautiful cars. Codrescu stresses the importance of beauty in an automobile. Good for him.

Give the brief spot a listen via this link.


The first electric car, the 1960 Henney Kilowatt. Image from Wikipedia.

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Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to Conditions for an auto bailout

  1. DTownie says:

    I think the reason we should lend them the money this time is due to the special circumstances the global economy is in right now. The US economy is hemorrhaging jobs right now and we need to stabilize that. In a few years, hopefully, losing a few million jobs won’t matter as much.

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