It was always hard for me to buy into the idea that we’d learned our lessons from the dotcom bust or the 2008 financial collapse so long as we were still producing and purchasing the Hummer. There are other emblems of our excess but none quite so blatant. Now it looks like the Hummer will be no more. GM has been unable to find a buyer for the Hummer line and will discontinue production later this year.
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