Vital Signs May 2002 What’s Good for General Motors . . . By David Hartman How did big corporations become the prevailing form of enterprise in the United States? The standard answer is that bigger is better. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. David Hartman David A. Hartman, a retired banker, is chairman of The Rockford Institute’s board of directors.