Automobiles, Motorcycles and Libertarian Politics
Here’s the audio from my latest radio gig – talking about Tesla’s direct-sale model (much better than the actual models it sells) on Bill Meyer’s show in Oregon:
Also: I’m working up something on the first-ever imposition of CAFE fuel economy standards for heavy (commercial) trucks and buses. Yes, indeed. The maniacs who have their hands on the levers of power are going to apply fuel efficiency and “greenhouse gas” emissions standards to the big rigs that bring us… everything (with the attendant increase in the cost of everything).
Or rather, we’ll be affected by higher costs, greater complexity and all the other good things that emanate from an out-of-control federal bureaucracy (EPA) that has become a de facto (and unelected) legislature.
No one voted for these unknown, faceless minions – and we certainly can’t vote them out. Yet they have somehow acquired the power to pass what amount to laws in all but name (they call them “regulations” instead) and we are obliged to obey them.
So much for the yarn about us consenting to being governed, eh?
Stay tuned; should have the fresh rant done before the weekend.
Meanwhile, it’s time to shake the tin cup again. This is a shoestring operation – just me and (lately) my new web savant, Ben. I can skip paying myself but I do need to pay Ben – and also for the dedicated servers and back-ups that make all this both feasible and functional.
I mentioned before that I won’t whore my keyboard out, either. Again, because you guys help keep the site afloat and make it so I don’t face the choice of either becoming yet another shill for Team Red or Team Blue or becoming broke.
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