It’s a wonder how anyone can have confidence in the U.S. government and the leadership of major corporations and universities these days. The institutions that Americans long have trusted and took pride in are fast declining.
The appointment of Harvard President Claudine Gay and the university’s disgraceful mismanagement of allegations that she repeatedly plagiarized the works of other scholars makes a lot more sense when one understands the controversial business and political background of Penny Pritzker, who is ultimately responsible for the unfolding debacle.
Here’s a real-world morality question: Should automakers be required to spend billions of dollars to potentially protect 140 lives from death and injury? As far as some unsung heroes at the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration are concerned, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
The Center for Automotive Safety recently questioned the manhood of anyone who would buy Elon Musk’s Cybertruck because it weighs some 6,000 pounds. CAS was stereotyping in its assumption that only insecure men would be attracted to a monster electric pickup.
Turns out the most famous driver of GM’s EV Hummer, which weighs more than 9,000 pounds, is a woman.
To understand why GM and Ford have failed so miserably adopting to the EV world, appreciating the personalities and business approaches of Tesla co-founder JB Straubel and Rivian founder RJ Scaringe is a good starting point.