Volkswagen: Crass Crony Corporate Capitalistic Capitulation

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Winston Churchill famously defined an appeaser as someone who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. In the debate about global warming, business, especially large corporations, is the largest sector of appeasers and some, like Volkswagen, are now, rightfully, paying the price. Churchill was talking about Neville Chamberlain’s…

Are Stringent Vehicle Emissions Standards Driving a Surge in Coal?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The pressure to conform to tightening vehicle emissions standards and fuel efficiency specifications is intense. Everyone knows about the recent Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, in which Volkswagen rigged the test to produce better results. As part of the push for better fuel efficiency, which feeds through into a better emission profile,…