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A Robbery of a Different Kind

The police state is not only here - it is being welcomed with open arms. Exhibit A: In Aurora, Colorado, police searching for suspected bank robbers locked down an entire intersection, dragooned...

Speeding Praetorians

If  "speeding" - defined as driving faster than the legally posted maximum velocity - is necessarily "unsafe," why do cops do so routinely? The answer, of course, is: Because they can. More precisely,...

The “Social Costs” of Buying New

Collectivism - the idea that "social costs" should be born by the individual, even when an individual hasn't actually imposed any costs on "society" - is a big part of the...

Some Cars I Can’t Review

You'll probably never read a road test review by me of the Nissan Leaf, or the Chevy Spark, or the Toyota RAV4 electric. And that may tell you every thing you...

What Race Tracks Can Teach Us About Government Roads

Thoreau said, strike at the root. Ok. Here goes:  If roads were not government-owned all the abuses currently perpetrated by the state upon harming-no-one motorists would disappear. For instance: One of the excuses...

A Small Thing Can Lead to Big Trouble

Let's say you're unlucky enough to live in a state that has a mandatory "buckle up for safety" law. But you prefer not to wear a seat belt - for any...

Cops Don’t Make Me Feel Safe

It has been said - and I agree - that the typical person (i.e., the person just trying to get through the day, do their thing) has more to fear from...

Is The Government Really Concerned About “Gas Mileage”?

There is a big problem with high-mileage cars - from the point-of-view of the government. Less revenue. Imagine an 80 MPG car - which could be built right now, easily, with existing technology....

The Truth About New Technology X

We reached the point of diminishing returns as regards vehicle emissions technology, probably 20 years ago. Maybe even 30. There was a huge reduction in smog-forming compounds as a result of...

Risk is Not Dangerous

Risk is fun – and risk is part of life. Otherwise, we'd never get out of bed. No, rewind some more. We'd never leave our mother's uterus. This idea that risk –...
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