Before both of the MAX Air Accident reports are published, Boeing should make a statement admitting full and unequivocal responsibility for both incidents. They should not even mention the pilots, who are unable to defend themselves from any blame.
Design, test and build a good aeroplane; document everything, certify everything honestly, and it won't crash itself. An American pilot would have crashed it too eventually. The 737 MAX is the modern DC-10 by a magnitude of 10, in terms of errors made by Boeing.
That sounds like a bang up plan. Admit total responsibility for something you are not totally responsible for, before the final reports are published. No sane person, let alone any responsible corporate manager would ever consider that.
By virtue of always being the first two people to the scene of every plane crash, the pilots will almost always be unable to defend themselves. It's the nature of the beast, and the fact they are no longer here, shouldn't stop the evaluation of their performance, good or bad.
I'm not blaming these two crews specifically, there is a much larger problem with the whole system, driven solely by costs. The B.S. "pilot shortage" is only because the airlines have made the job rather unattractive any more. So instead of increased pay and better work rules, let's just lower the requirements (MPL, I'm looking right at you).
IMHO, the lowered requirements for becoming an airline pilot, and policy like this are the heart of the problem. This is from page 183 of the ET 409 accident report, and is from the Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise Flight Operations Policy Manual. I'll bet this, or a statement very much like it is still in their manual, and many other like it across the globe.
When we take young, very low experience pilots, put them in an airliner flight deck, and they spend their careers being systems managers, instead of pilots, we get people who are good at rote tasks, but who struggle when things don't go how they are expected to.
I've already stated in the earlier thread that as a pilot type rated in the 737, and several other transport category jets, I can't understand why any pilot would attempt to engage the autopilot, more than once, with an active stick shaker, and other system abnormalities. My money says the above policy is the answer. When the automation is all you know, you head for your safety blanket, even if it's the totally wrong thing to do.
Hate big bad Boeing all you want, but there are still human factors issues involved in both accidents.