Argument: Unexpected oil prices share blame for auto failures
Kate McLeod. "Help Detroit!". Wow O Wow. 2 Dec. 2008 - "It is easy to list the lame decisions that brought Detroit to its knees [...] True, they did this to themselves, but not entirely. Others can share the blame[...]Detroit didn’t cause the high gas prices, the subprime-mortgage mess or the stock-market collapse. All those led to the collapse of the auto business. Greedy Wall Streeters and bankers and a government that shut its eyes caused the problem. Detroit is paying the price for their mistakes."