Browsing the "Transportation" Category

The Greatest Invention: Planned Obsolescence – Part 1

September 20th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

His thinking, while simple in concept, was absolutely radical, especially during the hard times of the Great Depression. If at the beginning of a factory year, General Motors were to introduce new products that might be perceived as upgrades for car-driving consumers, and if these upgrades represented something consumers might feel were essential as they climbed the economic ladder – something they needed to buy – then Sloan and his design engineers would have bet on the winning racehorse


Why Not Privatize Highways?

June 28th, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

Congress has apparently reached a bipartisan agreement on a transportation bill that includes $109 billion to support the nation’s roads,



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