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Vidcast: The Disappearing Passing Lane

Have you noticed? That formerly legal passing zones are systematically being painted over double-yellow? But it's not just that. Safe, efficient passing as such has been targeted for termination - whether...

Ebola and Libertarianism

Deadly viruses are horrible, but natural at least. It's silly to get angry at nature. Government is horrible and deadly - and entirely unnatural. The harm it causes is animated, created by other...

Vidcast: Powerful Cars We Can’t (Legally) Use

Some thoughts on the pointlessness of having powerful cars we aren't allowed to use: If you've enjoyed what you've found here, please support We depend on you, the readers, to keep the...

Traffic Laws That Make Some Sense (For a Change)

Virginia - home of the dumbed-down "reckless driving" statute (drive faster than 20 MPH over any speed limit and you qualify; see here) has actually done something sensible for once, with...

How Goo-guhl Gelded The Internet

A print newspaper/magazine lives - or dies - according to its circulation, which correlates with advertising revenue. That "rule" has been suspended - is inoperative - on the Net. You can...

I’m Tired of Wearing a Helmet

The tyranny that rules over us could at least be consistent. I'd object less to being told I must wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle because it's "risky" if it weren't...

A Sabot in the Gears?

People sometimes accuse me of being a technophobe or even a Luddite because of my critiques of modern vehicles. But it's not fear of technology that drives me. It's cost-benefit analysis. Increasingly, the costs...

Want To Avoid Getting Raped by a Cop?

Why, just don't get pulled over. This is the advice of George Brown, a captain of the Oklahoma State Police, shared during an interview with a local NBC News affiliate in the wake...

“Safety” Winners… And Losers

Government is always a zero-sum game. There are winners - and losers. It is said - that is, we are told - air bags "save lives." Well, yes. They do save some...

The Diesel Dilemma

The last time people began to sweat the cost of gas, they were able to turn to diesels. The cars delivered tremendous mileage (e.g., a VW Rabbit diesel was capable of...
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