VOLKSWAGEN CEO RESIGNS OVER DIESEL CHEATING SCANDAL: Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn “could try and appease the EPA gods by arguing that VW’s  scam should buy it some offsetting carbon indulgences. But that of course would require these gods to understand the concept of tradeoffs. So all said and done, he is screwed. It might have been a different story if he represented an American automaker like GM instead of a German one like VW. Then he could have put killer Cobalts on the road and gotten away with a $900 million fine.”

Is the real problem German versus American, or simply non-UAW versus the unions and their DC and Sacramento enablers?