How often do you see a company calling for a government industrial policy - not a five-year plan, but a 12-year plan - that will cause the price of your products to increase, anger 98.6% of your customers, subsidize your competitors, and cause your profits to plummet? That sounds like an almost impossibly bad dream. As it turns out, I had to pinch myself when I woke up Friday morning to the realization that this was, in fact, not an impossibly bad dream. It was the management of General Motors (GM) who suddenly has the brilliant idea of begging the U.S. government to cause its profits to plummet: General Motors Calls for National Zero Emissions Vehicle (NZEV) Program. In other words, General Motors is calling for a U.S. national implementation of a variant of the California-led Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) program.