Vanderbilt Strikes Again

Ambiguous headline of the day:IF DETROIT FALLS, FOREIGN MAKERS COULD BE BUFFER.  Buffer than Ahnauld?  Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What it Says about Us) In this week’s NY Times Review of Books reviews another interesting book on the subject (wait, isn’t his review of a competitor’s book potentially a conflict of interest?  I’m just saying.): Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age by Brian Ladd (University of Chicago Press). Kurt Vonnegut once described gasoline as more addictive than cigarettes, and he wasn’t talking about global economics–a steering wheel in the hands of a sixteen year old is like heroin.  Having only recently gotten my driver’s license, I can relate.  -Ed Scripsi

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