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The Electric Greaseman

If you lived in the DC area during the '80s, you will remember the Fall of the Greaseman. Now living in obscurity - and, apparently, poverty - in a tiny West Virginia...

And Now Mercedes…

Looks like Mercedes is in Uncle's gunsights now. With VW shot full of holes and sinking fast over the diesel emissions “cheating” scandal, the heavy artillery has been retrained, azimuth and altitude calculated,...

Why the Majors Love Mandates

I've written previously about the add-on cost of government-mandated "safety" equipment such as multiple air bags and (most recently) stability control, tire pressure monitors and (soon) back-up cameras and (very possibly)...

That Word…. Progressive

Progressive insurance is a lot like public education. Both are euphemisms that sound happy enough but mask a number of not so-smiley-faced realities. In the case of Progressive Insurance - the...

A Long, Hot Summer is Coming

Whatever happens, it's going to get ugly. If Trump is nominated, there will be riots - the Perpetually (and professionally) Aggrieved will take to the streets. If Trump is denied the nomination, there will be...

“Driver’s” Licenses: Throw ’em in the Woods?

Why do we bother with driver's licenses at all? They're certainly not a measure of even minimal competence as a driver. You take a written (now digital) test that Forrest Gump could...

A Four-Wheeled Measure of Inflation

Uncle says inflation is only robbing us of 2 percent of our wealth each year. (That is what inflation does - it undermines the value of the cash you have -...

No Smoking… In Your Own Car

Soon, they'll be coming for your cigarettes. In your car. See Sandra Bland. Or, the study released by the CDC that characterizes "second-hand smoke" as the latest threat to "safety" and (of course) "the children." It urges...

Safety… Defined For You By Someone Else

One of the problems with "safety" laws is they amount to someone else's cost-benefit analysis. Someone else's favoring of more this vs. less of that. Someone else' determination that the Pros...

Public Roads as Tesla’s Private Test Track

Logic - let alone reasonableness - is not one of government’s stronger suits. There are many examples of this, but here’s a newsie one: The use of public roads as test...
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