For Wall Street, $7 trillion, no questions asked. For Main Street, bupkus.
Believe it or not this suggests to me that private capital still pins its hopes on globalization: the major source of opposition to the rescue came from southern Republicans like Bob Corker of Tennessee.
These are politicians with foreign transplants in their home districts who stand to benefit from more problems in Detroit.
But in an odd way the Big Three win, too. Now they have all the excuse they need to shut down high wage good benefits jobs in Detroit and shift production to China and Mexico where police goons keep the unions at bay.
The world is flat, indeed.