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August 2, 2014

Don’t count on GM chief’s admission of guilt to change things

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has made several trips to testify before Congress, most recently this month, about her company’s defective ignition switches. The biggest headline-grabbing moment was her apology for the company’s apparent 10-year coverup of the lethal problems. Hovering over Barra was the ghost of another momentous GM mea culpa, delivered to Congress nearly half a century ago.

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