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The Madness of GM

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The economy must be doing a lot better than all the wretched indexes (number of people no longer even trying to find work, number of people on the dole, etc.) indicate. Otherwise, GM would not have announced it is committed to developing a new electric car battery capable of moving a car 200 miles down…

Short Circuiting The Market

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Evidence continues to accrue that the Soviet Union did not disappear in 1991. It simply transplanted itself to another part of the world. Here. One of the hallmarks of the Soviet System was top-down central planning – with “incentives” provided by the government. Natural market mechanisms were crippled. You got what the government decided you…

The Electric Car Albatross

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Electric cars make sense at amusement parks and golf courses – and on the road, if the road is mostly flat, it’s nice and warm out (but not too warm) you’ve got money to waste, don’t have to go very far (especially in winter) ad don’t mind waiting a couple hours before you can go…

Plug in – and pay up?

Will plug-in hybrids save us from $3 per gallon fill-ups – or at least, ease the pain a little? The hype about these vehicles – which differ from the current crop of gas-electric hybrids in that they can run on pure battery power for longer and, when their batteries run down, can draw power from…

Chevy Volt Apparently Not Quite As Advertised

GM apparently has some ‘splainin to do – and not just to Lucy, but also to the American taxpayers who have bankrolled its operations since that terrible I’ve Fallen – And I Can’t Get Up moment back in late ’08. Reason? That new Volt all-electric car you’ve been hearing so much about – and which…