Forbes has published a segment on America's new car companies. They are pushing a range of models, mostly starting with luxury offerings in view of working their way down to the common man. Take a look to see the kinds of companies your tax dollars are competing against.
The New Autopreneurs
A while back, I posted my thoughts on the economic disadvantages of keeping the Big 3 alive against all economic signals to the contrary. The basic argument is that they are currently locking up a huge store of talent and resources in inefficient, bureaucratic, innovation-killing firms. Set the smart people free.