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Should New GM Be Liable for The Misdeeds of Old GM?

The unfolding fiasco over GM's apparent shoving-under-the-rug of a potentially life-ending defect with the ignition switches in millions of its vehicles brings up the interesting issue of moral hazard and how...

Clover Taxonomy IV

Keeping track of Clovers is almost a full-time job. Like whack-a-mole, they just keep popping up! Here are the latest specimens, submitted for your delectation: * The Cop-Bedazzled Clover -  He's the one...

Our Christian Nation

Americans - well, a vocal portion of Americans, at least - likes to style itself as more than usually upright and moral. The "family values" schtick. Republicans especially eat this up...

Metastasis

Cancer is never cured - it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel emissions “scandal.” Mercedes-Benz, now. It has become the...

The VW “Fix” Just Got a Lot More Expensive

Better hide your diesel VW. Turns out that some of the "affected" models will require more than just a quick, easy (and free) software adjustment to placate Uncle. Actually, it is most of...

Where Gas is Still Around $2 Per Gallon. . .

Newtie won't bring you $2 gas - and forget about BHO. He wants to bring you $8 gas - in line with what Enlightened Europeans pay. But there is a way...

Maybe Those Old 85 MPH Speedos Made Sense….

What's the point of all these 160 mph speedometers? Almost every new car I test drive (including four-cylinder economy cars) has a speedometer that reads to at least 120 mph. 140 is common;...

How About Thug Control?

There's all this talk of "controlling" guns - that is, taking them away from everyone (except those wearing government costumes, 'natch) but very little about controlling thugs. You know, the violent...

Throw (Clean) Diesels in the Woods?

Diesel engines could deliver us - from high transportation costs. There is no reason - well, no technical or economic reason - why consumers couldn't have access to $15,000 subcompact economy cars...

There Will be More

Violence is, unfortunately, fungible. As this society becomes more and more officially violent, it is probable that unofficial violence will also increase. In fact, it is almost a mathematical axiom. It is...
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