Arguments with the "geroff ma wimmin!" or Ayn Rand faction of the libertarian party are usually tedious, but... Chrysler was a pretty bad example to choose -- who buys one of those nowadays? American car companies are deservedly near bankruptcy. Toyota's a better example, but I attribute their quality (and Honda's) to a corporate culture that has more to do with working for the common good than Rugged Individualism and Free Markets.
Granted Chrysler was a bad choice as representative of US manufacturers, especially as they've been owned by Daimler Benz for nearly a decade. GM or Ford would have served better. But the point was not really about individual companies, but about the excellence and innovation that competition between producers engenders.
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