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Putting the Blame Where it Doesn’t Belong

In a strange take on William Burrough’s famous quip about gun control advocates - who want to take guns away from people who haven’t shot anyone - lawyers for explode-in-your-face air...

How About Four Wheeled Diversity?

The Celebration  of Diversity is a non-stop party, except when it comes to cars - which wax homogenous with each passing year. Bars of soap with different grilles, in different sizes...

The Imbecile Tax

Grown-ups used to appreciate being treated as grown-ups, especially by other grown-ups. How is it that today’s grown-ups demand that they be treated like not-too-bright children? This manifests all over but one...

Electric Car Fever

Maybe you remember Disco Fever. Mid-70s, United States. For no apparent reason, suddenly everyone seemed to be singing in a high-pitched falsetto voice and wearing skin-tight lycra with open collared shirts displaying...

The Textalyzer

Yes, really. They are working on a gadget that can tell the polizei whether you’ve been texting while driving. For your saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety - as depressingly always. An Israeli company called Cellebrite - which sounds like...

OJ and Air Bags … vs. Oliver Schmidt

OJ - who almost certainly killed two people and definitely got away with it - didn’t get away with participating in an armed robbery and kidnapping. He got 33 years, served about...

Porsche is Doomed

Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will - if it succeeds - homogenize cars, make one just like another in every meaningful way. Think...

Pumping Us Up

Most people know they’re paying a lot of taxes every time they buy a gallon of gasoline. Proportionately, few taxes are more regressive than motor fuels taxes - which currently amount to...

Get Ready to Cling . . . Tightly

For automated - note, not "autonomous" - cars to become other than a technocratic curiosity, to make the concept functionally viable on a mass scale, it will be necessary to eliminate cars...

Storage Cubby “Criminals”

You may be aware that cops can simply steal - yes, that’s exactly the correct word - cash found on your person or in your vehicle, in the course of a...
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