They taught me well

Me, commenting on the GM/UAW strike, Tuesday: “Won’t a short strike help GM in one respect by reducing existing inventory? Obviously not long-term, and the PR is bad, but ignoring the variables, there’s a bottom-line opportunity here”.
The Economist, Thursday: “From GM’s point of view the short strike may even have been a blessing: the halt in production gave it a chance to reduce its stockpile of unsold vehicles.”