10 Traffic Rules Everyone Forgets

Speeding No matter how long you’ve been driving, there’s a good chance you tend to speed every now and then. Even going 5 miles-per-hour over the limit is against the law. Curious about speed limits around the country? The National Motorists Association has this guide for every state. Not Stopping Stop means stop—as in a … Read more 10 Traffic Rules Everyone Forgets

The End of New York (NYC)

Will the pandemic push America’s greatest city over the edge? For over two centuries, New York has been the predominant urban center in North America. It remains the primary locale for the arts, culture, finance, and media, and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future. It has also served as the incubator of the … Read more The End of New York (NYC)

Why America’s Urban Dreams Went Wrong

Auto-centric life maximizes social alienation, destroys public space, and lays waste to the once glorious American landscape. . . . [Harvard Professor Alex] Krieger for one, at least, showed an interest in the New Urbanist movement, attending some of the early conferences, and now declares in this new book that its founders “deserve enormous respect … Read more Why America’s Urban Dreams Went Wrong

The Best DIY Minivan Camper Conversion Ever – Under $350!

  Van Tour: DIY conversion with a stealth van (FAST and INEXPENSIVE)   When it comes to DIY campervan conversions there is no better vehicle than a minivan for a camper. Once you get past the fact that it’s a minivan you’ll quickly see it’s the best DIY camper for just about every type of … Read more The Best DIY Minivan Camper Conversion Ever – Under $350!

The Hellish Legacy of the Dingell Family

A decade ago, Time Magazine unveiled an in-depth article on the death of Detroit. One of the politicians whom the article blamed for Detroit’s woes was Rep. John Dingell. The Dingell clan has held a congressional seat outside Detroit since 1932. Their 87-year tenure has not coincidentally coincided with the decline of a thriving industrial … Read more The Hellish Legacy of the Dingell Family

Revealed Preferences: The 30-Minute Commute

Obviously, large labor markets require transportation that permits residents to reach the maximum of jobs in a reasonable period of time (such as 30 minutes, which has historical significance, indicated below). Researchers such as Remy Prud’homme, Chang-Won Lee, David Hartgen, Gregory Fields and Steve Polzin have shown that a metropolitan area is likely to have … Read more Revealed Preferences: The 30-Minute Commute

You Didn’t Build That

“Detroit did not need a Thomas Jefferson or a Mohandas Gandhi or another great political philosopher with a world-changing idea — it needed someone to fix the potholes, balance the books, keep order on the streets, see to the schools, and keep the city agencies orderly and honest and effective. Without that, all of Detroit’s … Read more You Didn’t Build That

Uber loses $1.4 billion in value after reporting thousands of sexual assaults in its rides

Uber’s stock market value fell by $1.4 billion Friday, on the heels of the company’s release of a safety report revealing that 3,000 incidents of sexual assaults took place during its U.S. rides in 2018. By the time markets closed, Uber’s shares had fallen by 2.7%, to end the day at $27.88, leaving the ride-hailing … Read more Uber loses $1.4 billion in value after reporting thousands of sexual assaults in its rides

The Cannonball – WOW!

  Here’s how we made our car invisible to cops   Three guys you’ve probably never heard of recently broke a speed record most people don’t care about—the New York to Los Angeles run referred to colloquially among aficionados as the Cannonball. Unlike most speed records and races, there’s no sanctioning body or official rules. … Read more The Cannonball – WOW!

The road to riches is this simple: Drive a crappy car

Buying new cars is like taking $40,000 and setting it on fire In my personal-finance stories, I’m trying to give people a pretty big dose of perspective. Three dollars on coffee every day is a luxury you can afford, and people seem to have an easier time giving up large luxuries than small luxuries. Most … Read more The road to riches is this simple: Drive a crappy car

Toughest States on Felony Speeding Offenses

Did you know you could get jail time for a first offense speeding ticket? On the first speeding offense in Georgia and Illinois, violators can get a maximum of one year behind bars. However, even though it is the law, many speeding tickets don’t typically result in jail time. . . . As you can … Read more Toughest States on Felony Speeding Offenses