GM's 50 Years Of Bumpy Roads

General Motors was once the highlight of the American industrial complex, but it's been a bumpy road over the last 50 or so years. Between bad management and partial ownership by the U.S. government, the company has lost its once-blinding luster. Fortune 's Alex Taylor III helps explain some of the ups and downs of America's largest automaker, how their current CEO is performing, and what the company will look like in 2020.

General Motors was once the highlight of the American industrial complex, but it's been a bumpy road over the last 50 or so years. Between bad management and partial ownership by the U.S. government, the company has lost its once-blinding luster. Fortune's Alex Taylor III helps explain some of the ups and downs of America's largest automaker, how their current CEO is performing, and what the company will look like in 2020.

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