a. we are an ethically sensitive country that will only do business with those who respect our notion of human rights?
b. this prohibition is in the best economic interest of all Americans ?
c. this prohibition is in the best interest of American unions?
a. Yahoo! capitulated to government queries, turning over the personal identities of bloggers and journalists who may have been critical of Chinese human rights policies. This act of capitulation likely saved Yahoo! $.15 of earnings per share in Q3 of 2008. Was it worth it to shareholders?
b. Google took the opposite tack and essentially withdrew operations from China for similar government intervention. This withdrawal cost Google roughly 10% of the market value of its stock over a ten-week period. Was it worth this decision worth it to shareholders?
a. A graduating student hoping to get a job in Prague
b. A company operating in Prague having to decide whether to hire an American or Czech graduate.
a. Anybody who pays $3,000,000 or more in all cash for a home in the United States is automatically granted citizenship.
b. Anybody who has a college degree from an accredited school in engineering or computer science is offered citizenship in the United States.
a. Begin dismantlement of the company to service the bondholders at the price of the equity holders. In this scenario people who have loaned money to GM likely get paid back, but the common equity owners likely get next to nothing.
b. Paint a rosy picture of union-built cars in the United States, and raise money from the buying public in an IPO.
c. Migrate into the auto lending and credit industries, forsaking focus on making new cars.
d. Adopt a radical new strategy in being 100% green by 2015. GM can stand for “Green Motors” after having been demoted to Colonel Motors.