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Car Parts as a Buying Bellwether

In Adventures on April 26, 2009 at 12:35 am

The hatch on my hatchback has turned into more of a guillotine than a trunk lid. The hydraulic lifts that keep it raised have lost their gusto. It happened slowly at first, making the hatch feel lighter to lift but unable to hold it open unaided. Then one day, they didn’t even help to lighten the load. That was the day I discovered that a hatchback hatch weighs roughly 100 pounds. Seriously. The thing’s heavy. Read the rest of this entry »


In Adventures on April 2, 2009 at 12:03 am

One of the things that happens when you don’t buy American is that the American maker of whatever it is you’re not buying gets into financial trouble. That’s not to say it’s your fault. Look at the auto industry; American automobiles, though lately much improved (or so they say) for years were gas-guzzling, underperforming, poorly styled imitations of their foreign competition. No wonder we weren’t buying what America was selling. Read the rest of this entry »