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Horsepower War

Our Way of Life

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Horsepower War: Our Way of Life by Robert Harless
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"Horsepower War" shatters nostalgic myths about musclecars and provides historical perspective on today's SUV craze. It proves efficiency and pollution regulation didn't kill the musclecar and that current regulation, which picks winners by favoring SUVs is the real threat. Harless has mined auto literature from the 1960s to the present to reveal granular detail on specific models, while at the same time providing broad perspective on the tectonic shifts in domestic auto making. He approaches political issues as an auto enthusiast, but instead of being an apologist for industry, he offers principles that embrace market rationality, and enhance the long-term sustainability of cars through rational transportation and energy policy. Harless re-discovers the principles of "conspicuous waste" and "conspicuous consumption"--phrases coined by economist Thorstein Veblen, author of "Theory of the Leisure Class"--to unmask the unacknowledged assumptions of both U.S. consumers and automakers.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Pages
216
Dimensions
152x229x12
ISBN-13
9780595302963
Product ID
1799906

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