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  •  Corporate slow-motion suicide in progress: (8+ / 0-)

    1) Treat workers like shit, try union-busting, outsource most work.
    2) Develop and market a new plane using all sorts of risky new technological short cuts, using that shaky new outsourced system.
    3) Act shocked, shocked when the plane turns out to be full of gremlins and gritches, like leaking batteries and intractabe electronic problems.
    4) Watch in dismay as airlines drop your product in favor of Airbus products
    5) Watch in horror as stock price craters
    6) Fuck your workers by cashing out prior to the collapse
    7) Sip your little cocktail on the beach in the Caymans and write your memoirs.

    •  Who cares if it works? We're making money. (2+ / 0-)
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      Lefty Coaster, a2nite

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:32:28 AM PST

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      •  Are they? (0+ / 0-)

        That remains to be seen.

        They've got about 500 of these planes still to be delivered.

        The airplane building business is based on orders and payments made by the buyers - airlines being the primary customers.

        If the 787 design proves to be too problematic to try to salvage, there is going to be a pretty intense economic consequence.  IIRC, AA took the September 11th bailout money they received from the government and put it towards ordering new planes.  They haven't ordered 787s, but I think they are counting on another Boeing model.

        There's a lot of potential weirdness here.

    •  One more (0+ / 0-)

      5.5 Blame an unfavorable business climate for the reverses.

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