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And Now Cummins. . .

It takes a lot for a major car company or engine manufacturer to deliberately circumvent a regulatory fatwa. As policy. Not a "rogue engineer." The entire engineering department; the upstairs bosses... everyone...

Elon’s Carbon Con (Elections Have Consequences, Part Deux)

People sometimes said Ayn Rand's writing was . . . heavy. Obvious, too. Villains with names too good to be true (or believable). Elsworth Monkton Tooey... rhymes with ... things unpleasant. Well,...

Takata Air Bags Bad… Government Air Bags Good!

Probably the most interesting thing about the (can't help myself) exploding Takata air bag scandal is the doublethink it exposes. On the one hand, we are told - in the literal/parental sense...

The Relief Valve

Strong passions can erupt in unpredictable ways. The government understands this - and desires that strong passions be diverted in a harmless - to the government - way. Enter the cultivated, culturally and socially enforced obsession with...

Fixing Their Wagon

People are frustrated - and want to know what they can do. It gets old merely talking. They - our oppressors - don't care how much we talk. Perhaps then it is...

How We Got To Here

America is in trouble because Americans got lazy. Not so much physically but morally. They began to care more about some passing thing than about the things that truly matter; the...

And Then They Came For the Big Rigs

No one appears to have noticed this yet. But they will. Not on the road - or at the car dealership. At the supermarket.    For openers. Uncle is “proposing” a “program” (the soft-sell language hides...

Smaller Engines… Big Problems

Downsizing is no longer the answer, apparently. Of engines, that is. You may have noticed. Even big vehicles come - increasingly - with startlingly small engines. Two-point-oh liter fours, for example, have become the...

Throw Your Plate Away Day

It's too bad - for cows - that they don't have opposable thumbs. If they did, they could  do something about those tags that farmers put in their ears. Luckily, we've got...

Cash For Not Clunkers

You’ve heard the saying that history repeats . . . as farce? Well, here we are. Not quite ten years after the government paid people to throw away perfectly good used...
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