Monday, July 6, 2009

Driving Like Crazy

In this interview with, author P. J. O'Rourke talks about his new book, Driving Like Crazy, and the once-great American automobile business.

A few choice moments:

"The automobile is the source of no bad stuff in America."

"There's something romantic about the train, but try getting the tracks to come to your house."

"Politics is the attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit."

"The success of capitalism has everything to do with failure. People talk about the wealth that capitalism creates, but the poverty that capitalism creates -- in capitalists, not in poor people -- is extremely important. When a business fails...there's a reason for the business failing. They're making a product that no one wants to buy. You don't come in there and save that product."

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