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Cash for Clunkers II…

Cash for Clunkers “stimulated” demand for new cars in the manner of digging holes - and then filling them up again. It reduced the available supply of good used cars -...

The Self-Driving Catch-22

There are laws in many states forbidding “distracted” driving - but what about the laws that encourage it? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given GM - and presumably, other car...

The No Fly License

The Orwellian spin cycle is picking up speed. From “parking services” - i.e., the government worker who puts parking tickets under your car’s windshield wiper - to the “shared responsibility payments” being...

Degradation as Procedure

Have you noticed that it's become common - if not practice - for armed government workers to force people to the ground, knee in the back - guns trained on them...

The Turbo Tax

You’ve heard the saying, your mileage may vary? Well, there’s a new variable you ought to take into account when you go shopping for a new car. You might call it the...

Motorcycles Afflicted by The Car Sickness

Have you gone shopping for a new sport bike lately? Try and find one that's not encrusted with layers of electronics . . . just like any new car. ABS and linked brakes; traction...

Our Muskian and Google-ized Future

No sane person "hates" - as I have been accused of "hating"-  electric cars or self-driving cars or air bags or any other technology or device. Hating them is as irrational as...

Cop Types. . .

Bad laws attract bad people to enforce them - while pushing out the good (and semi-good) people. It's a sort of Gresham's Law as applied to human society. And more, a...

RIP, Tesla: You Deserved to Die

Chalk this up to Lesson Not Learned. The Tesla electric sports car is dead - a victim of its own defective economics. This was not unpredictable. The company created an electric version of...

55 MPG is Going to Cost Us

It's fortunate for the car industry that the government regards it as "too big to fail" - because it's going to fail again. Because of the government. This will be third...
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