Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
John writes: Is there any truth to the rumors that cash for clunkers II may be coming soon to prop up the dying auto industry? I’ve got some cash dedicated for a new to me car, I know I want to get something without all the nanny state crap, and I read your recent road warrior post, but I am thinking about snagging a VW with TDI, is this a good choice or no? Really been enjoying your prolific writing as of late, keep up the great fight brother.
My reply: I fear there will be no car industry to prop up this time. I believe the ultimate goal, or rather part of it, is to eliminate cars. Or rather, the private ownership of cars. In such a scenario, car companies, as such, are no longer needed. Instead, there will be mobility services – for those who can pay for them.
The technocratic/managerial caste is determined to achieve this, among other things. Including the elimination of cash and with it, the abolition of any privacy regarding transactions as well as any protection against arbitrary “turning off” of your ability to buy and sell.
Assuming we are still allowed to own/drive private cars, a VW TDI is an excellent choice. In part because I am certain that fuel prices are going to surge like and incoming tsunami when this “fever” breaks and owning a vehicle that can average 45-plus MPG will be very desirable. The car itself is also desirable, especially if it’s a Jetta/sportwagen as these are very fun, very pleasant and very useful cars. Ditto the Golf, which is remarkably roomy for its size.
I doubt you’d regret choosing either. Keep us posted!
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