Not long after General Motors appointed Mary T. Barra as its C.E.O., in January, it began recalling millions of cars in response to allegations that it didn’t properly correct ignition problems linked to thirteen deaths. Now comes the reckoning, in which a parade of investigators—from the Justice Department, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and others—try to figure out when executives and board members at G.M. learned about the problem. For most people, the answers matter because they would help us figure out whom to hold accountable. Because Barra is G.M.’s first female C.E.O, though, the answers are also of more than passing interest to a specialized group—those hoping to draw attention to a concept called the “glass cliff.” [Read more…] about Is Mary Barra Standing on a “Glass Cliff”?