"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
I can't help but notice the huge fault in a very expensive green car: not very many people can buy it. Call me simple in logic here, but I feel like its a terrible idea to invest in a manufacturer that makes their carbon footprint lowering cars so inaccessible to the general public. I'm guessing the idea behind the entire thing was to support the growth of green energy and the movement toward gasoline alternatives... but most people can't buy them! So what if a few people now have access to a slightly greener car? We've still got millions that don't.
And this is all ignoring the fact that you could probably reduce carbon emissions and costs just as much by simply carpooling more frequently.
More importantly, it sounds like they made a POS...
"As stated previously, the Karma is rated at 52 mpg-e by the EPA, including a rather pedestrian 20 mpg combined when the gasoline engine is running."
Glare, stiff suspension, cramped seating...for 100k??? How could this be a bad investment of taxpayer dollars?
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Instead of trying to reach the most expensive technology, we ought to work on improving the affordable technology.
Last edited by Surtr; 08-21-12 at 04:48 AM.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
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Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
Thank you, Quazi!