That makes 5 vice presidents who have left in 3 months: Two Tesla Production Chiefs to Leave Ahead of Model 3 Ramp-Up

I have to admit I do love the gull wing doors. However the last taxpayer backed car with gull wing doors didn’t do so well.

We’ve said before that Elon Musk isn’t a crony king (other people hold that crown) but more of a crony prince. But he is a crony to be sure (no matter how much good press he gets) as many of his most famous endeavors hinge on government (taxpayer) funding. Tesla,

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Hillary’s chief of staff gave Clinton crony access to bilateral talks with China to promote his car dealerships there

McLarty from the old days. Would you buy a car from this man?

Some may think that we are picking on Ms. Clinton. We are not. Story after crony story keeps flowing out of the camp. 

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New bill could tax drivers by the odometer reading, 1.5 cents per mile driven, A tax to commute (VIDEO)

Well your conspiracy buddies on Facebook were right I guess. Arkansas may start coming after drivers for a tax on miles driven. Going to work? Pay a tax. Going to church? Pay a tax. Driving to school? Pay a tax. Want to exist as a human being in relatively rural Arkansas where one has to drive everywhere? Pay a tax.

It should be noted that both the upper and lower houses of the state legislature along with the governorship in Arkansas are all controlled by the Republican Party.

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7 things the middle class can’t afford anymore

Of course there weren’t any iPhones or XBoxes in 1975 . Some things are absolutely better and more affordable. But it should be noted that many if not most of the things which make our lives better come from the (mostly) unregulated tech sector. The market makes things better for the middle class. It’s a MARKET. The drive is always toward lower prices and higher quality. That is if the market is allowed to work, and usually it’s not.

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GOP Michigan Governor bans Tesla direct sales, GM smiles

Tesla shocking the marketplace.

Crony capitalism is deep in the DNA of both major parties. Republicans do it. Democrats do it. This is a case in point.

GM is a cronyism vortex. The closer one gets to the company the stronger the crony force is. Taxpayer dollars disappear into it and are gone forever. Common sense too. The free market and genuine innovation? They long ago passed over the event horizon.

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Meet the Strati, the world’s first 3D printed production car (Video)

You want change? You want “revolution”? Well you are looking at it baby. You think the Internet changed things? Well between fracking, robotics, and 3D printing hold onto your virtual hat. Things are about to get even weirder. (In the good sense.That is unless the robots become our overlords. That would be terrible.)

The unions are gonna LOVE this.

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S&P slaps junk bond rating on Tesla debt

It is a beautiful car.

We are all for innovation. We are all for non-gasoline vehicles which are ready for the market. The Toyota Prius is a great example of a car which makes sense from a business perspective.

Tesla is not as clear cut. I’ve looked at the Tesla S first hand and it is an impressive auto. 0-60 in 4 seconds with no gear shifts is pretty cool. The price relative to other cars with similar levels of performance is competitive.

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Chris Christie sells out to the car dealers and hurts consumers, blocks Tesla’s direct sales model

Why in the world can’t I go to, pick out a new car, customize it, do the financing if need be, and then have it delivered to me in a couple of days? It would save me time, money, and hassle.

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