"In the early days of his development, man realized that certain members of the animal kingdom could be made useful to him." So begins a rumination by architect Victor Gruen on the process of domestication and why we can't seem to domesticate the automobile. Exclusive
Mar 15, 2010 By
The Infrastructurist examines a new infographic published by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of their Global Status Report.
Mar 13, 2010 The Infrastructurist
Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
By Paul Ingrassia
Random House, 306 pages, $32
Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on Our Lives
By Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez
Palgrave, 272 pages, $34
Automobiles dominate our economies, our cities and our popular culture. As these new titles make abundantly apparent, they also tend to imbue their makers and owners with either delusions or arrogance that can lead to dangerously misguided decision-making, both behind the wheel and in corporate boardrooms.
Feb 8, 2010 By
The question is whether the burrowing machines can outrace China’s growing love affair with the automobile.
Mar 27, 2009 The New York Times
On an unexpected joyride in a souped-up BMW, a group of environmentalists ponder the past and future of cars.
Oct 7, 2008 Culture11
Former Congressman Ernest Istook discusses why the automobile is the ultimate manifestation of freedom, mobility, and personal choice, and argues for a re-allocation of public spending away from mass transit and other alternatives.
Aug 11, 2008 WorldNetDaily
<p>Banker Dave Ridson wants to build a racetrack on a site preservationists say is an historic Civil War site. But where the battle actually fought is a matter of debate.</p>
Jun 11, 2008 The Houston Chronicle
<p>Gas prices have just surpassed the $4 mark, but the impact is far from uniform throughout the nation- poor, rural counties, particularly in the south and west, suffer disproportionately.</p>
Jun 11, 2008 The New York Times
<p>The cartoon strip 'This Modern World' looks at how gas prices have influenced motorists' selection of motor vehicles in the United States - from the 1970's to 'five minutes from now'.</p>
Jun 7, 2008 Salon.com