Auto-maker collapse could mean more jobs for the South

Image by Berthold Hermle AGImage by 20081124-robot.jpg More jobs for the South, and many more jobs for robots in the South.

The Wall Street Journal on what no bailout for Detroit could mean for the South's employment:
As Detroit's auto makers seek a government bailout, the resilience of their foreign rivals could vault the South to the forefront of the U.S. car industry.

Foreign makers have been lured to South Carolina, Alabama and other Southern states over the past decade by generous tax benefits and laws that make it easier to build a largely nonunion work force.

With some of South Carolina's astronomical unemployment, it a tempting byproduct of the a collapse of the domestic auto industry, but it's a bit like being guaranteed cherry pudding desert at the soup line.