Today on Planet Money:
We're all about the auto industry. President-elect Barack Obama wants to save them, but others aren't sure it's a good idea. We look into the problems at General Motors and hear from a listener on the ground in Detroit.
— Kimberly Rodriguez, an economist with Grant Thorton LLP, says the U.S. automotive industry needs to survive.
— Economist House Call! An auto worker in Detroit is nervous about the industry's future. Simon Johnson tells him to sit tight, for the moment.