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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...

GM’s New Rent-a-Car Business Model

Renting is a much better deal than buying . . . for the landlord. You - the renter - never own anything. But you pay for everything. Forever. This appears to be GM's...

Gas Doesn’t Cost More . . . Our Dollars Are Worth Less

Did you know that gas is cheaper now than it was 50 years ago? It may not feel it . . . but: Find an inflation calculator; for example the federal government’s Bureau of...

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...
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