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Your Card Key

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The latest thing is a “key” that isn’t even a fob - the thing which has largely replaced the physical keys that used to be the way you started a car...

Cashing Out

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A moment came when Captain Smith knew the Titanic was doomed - and from that moment on, saving the ship was no longer important. Surviving the inevitable sinking was. This seems to be...

Emotion About Motion

97
The fixation on speed - and only speed - as the Number One Road Safety Issue is emblematic of the emoting that drives policy in this country. It’s of a piece with...

People as Poultry

74
We live in a lunatic asylum ... the lunatics being us. For believing we ever lived in a "free" country. As long ago as the reign of His Rotundity - the second...

That First Taste of Freedom

165
Riding a bicycle has changed - and the change may account for the waning of interest in driving as well as the waxing hostility between cyclists and drivers. Cycling is mostly an...

Insurance & Extended Warranties

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I get asked about extended warranties, which I regard much the same as I regard health insurance. Both are mostly of psychological value only and - often - of negative value,...

Fighting Coronaphobia?

51
A reader sent in a question that is the question of our times; I post it and my reply in the hope that it may cause people to breath and think...

Unnatural Disaster Strike Again

164
A mile-high tidal wave could not do more damage to human beings than the unnatural force called government. In terms of outright mass murder - line 'em up at the edge...

Throw (Clean) Diesels in the Woods?

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Diesel engines could deliver us - from high transportation costs. There is no reason - well, no technical or economic reason - why consumers couldn't have access to $15,000 subcompact economy cars...

The Diesel Dilemma

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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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