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A Hair in the Ride-Sharing Soup

Some of you may remember that episode of the original Star Trek TV series in which Kirk, Spock and McCoy pick up up a space bug that ages them prematurely. They...

Your Smartphone, Please

Bad enough that we are required by law to present our “papers” - government-issued ID cards, egregiously mislabelled as driver’s licenses - whenever a government bullyboy so demands. Just as in...

The Libertarian Standard

The obvious is often the hardest to understand  . . .  and to accept. For example, the very strange idea that we are "safer" the more our liberties are infringed upon. If...

The Gas Burning Diesel

Diesels are at the top of the Dead Pool - on account of their particularly diesel exhaust byproducts, specifically particulates (aka, soot) and oxides of nitrogen (aka NOx). But diesels are...

The Disconnect

If the government is so very concerned about Our Safety, why is it forcing millions of people to drive around in cars with double-dangerous Takata airbags in them? But there is a...

Speeding is Good for You

Speeding, like exercise, is good for you. It is lack of motion in both cases that ends up causing problems. This is no joke. First of all, “speeding” does not mean driving excessively...

Exxon Telescreens

The really top-drawer dystopian novels end up like news accounts that got published a couple of decades before the events they describe. Orwell’s 1984 came to mid the other day as I...

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...
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