Police in southern China raid office of car-hailing app Uber. Chinese officials left satisfied after seeing that Uber drivers work very long hours for very little money.
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Many, many years ago, I drove Ray, John “Bugsy” Lawlor and the Boston Globe’s John R. White from Boston to Detroit in what was called “The Enlarged Prostate Express.” We made the trek in Bugsy’s 15-passenger Ford Econoline. There were better cars to make that trip in. Pretty much ANY car is a better car than something with the aerodynamic profile of a tool shed.
Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.
Not only are planes like the 787 more fuel efficient than the gas guzzlers of the past, but airlines are flying them full of people. The car fleet would have to average 45 mpg to equal the carbon footprint of an airplane mile, and its actual performance is far from that.