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Trump Thinks Your Car’s Gas Mileage is . . .Your Business . ....

The Clovers are aghast that Trump is threatening to do the unimaginable - and stop threatening the car companies with federal fuel economy fatwas (and add-on fatwas forbidding or restricting how...

How Come It’s Suddenly Less “Safe” Out There?

New cars are - supposedly - "safer" than ever. Right? That's what the government has been telling us. Each new fatwa - back-up cameras, tire pressure monitors, all those air bags -...

Viva Uber!

About four months from now, Americans will go through the sickly, depressing ritual of celebrating the liberties they no longer enjoy. This includes, among an almost infinite number of things now...

The Compliance Car

There’s a new model out you may not have heard about - the compliance car. It’s a car that, for one reason or another, almost no one is willing to buy -...

Apocalypse Avoided?

If this one thing happens, electing Trump will have been worth the bother. It's actually two things. Trump's EPA will be "revisiting" the Obama EPA's last-minute fuel efficiency and emissions fatwas, hurriedly ululated...

Silence of the Lambs?

You'd think maybe he killed someone. Oliver Schmidt is facing 169 years in prison. Earlier this week, the 48-year-old German national was frog-marched before the judge who will preside over his coming criminal trail,...

If “Safety” Really Mattered

In several objective ways, new cars are less “safe” than cars built decades ago. A strong statement. One that probably seems ridiculous, too, given all the “safety” features new cars have that...

It Won’t Be Like The Jetsons

What does it mean when people talk about self-driving cars? We really ought to be talking about programmed cars. And about who does the programming. The “self-driving” car doesn’t decide for itself how...

A Libertarian Dilemma

Not in my Backyard! But what about when it's in your neighbor's back yard? What is the Libertarian attitude - and response - toward something you don't like being built on someone...

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...
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