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The Electric Cars Which Might Have Been

Mandates and subsidies have not only distorted the market for electric cars, they’ve distorted the design of electric cars.    Instead of being designed to emphasize their natural strengths vs. IC-engined cars...

A Lump Under the Rug

The other day, GM announced it would no longer report monthly sales figures. Instead, it would hold on to those numbers internally and only reveal them publicly at the end of...

Warring on Some Drugs

An irony of the War on Some Drugs is that legal drugs - most notoriously, the pain medication oxycodone - are more of an objective threat to people’s health than illegal...

Bring Back a Real Car-Truck!

VW’s new truck - if they build it, which hopefully they will - won’t be the first one. For a couple of years back in the early ’80s, you could buy a...

Feel The Burn

Even long cons can only run for so long. Elon Musk’s electric car con may be on the verge - finally - of coming unglued. This week, he’ll be forced to reveal...

The Jeep We Can Buy But Can’t Drive . . .

I’ve written before about low-cost, simple vehicles the car companies aren't allowed to sell here because they don’t conform to the various edicts issued by the federal government regarding emissions (defensible, within...

Like Throwing a Light Switch

Some of you may remember when - as if on cue - the media pirouetted like a Bolshoi ballerina and began talking up Iraq (and Saddam) as the Enemies of Freedom...

If They Can’t Get Traffic Lights to Sync…

They can’t even get automated traffic lights to work - to sync the green/red cycles in order to smooth the flow of traffic - but we’re supposed to believe that millions...

SOLs for Cars

Have you heard about SOL for cars? It’s like the Standards of Learning for kids -  the tests administered by the schools as a way to gauge whether (cue The Chimp) the...

“Pinging” Us

It’s said the best way to corral a feral hog is by steps. The first step is to put out a bucket full of feed and just let the hog eat. He...
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