Tag: welfare

By on July 16, 2012

The establishment of a new manufacturing base in North Africa has fascinated me for the past couple months – though few others seem to really care. The leader in this movement has been Renault, which is setting up plants in Morocco and Algeria to build their popular, low-cost Dacia vehicles in factories where employees earn a fraction of what a French assembly line worker would make.

PSA doesn’t have a low-cost brand of it’s own, so jobs haven’t gone across the Strait of Gibraltar – yet. But the closing of the Aulnay plant, where a massive contingent of North African immigrants (now French citizens) work, is a compelling snapshot of the socioeconomic and racial dynamics of France that happens to intersect with the auto industry.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • DenverMike: Yes…but…we tend to only know about the criminals that were *caught*. More than likely these...
  • Inside Looking Out: Ford was the most profitable company in the world before 2001 tyre fiasco. It took 7 years after...
  • SCE to AUX: Actually, this *is* the sort of thing that makes America great. Again, if you will.
  • mcs: @goatshadow: It might be a short nap. I think it’s getting the same charging system that’s coming to...
  • 65corvair: It looks like your legs are the crumple zone. This version will never be legal where there are crash...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff