AN OPEN-THREAD DISCUSSION ON CASH FOR CLUNKERS. “My most honest, most visceral response to Cash for Clunkers is sadness–sadness that old cars are being destroyed before their natural end. Older cars are rolling history. Chevrolet isn’t making any more 1991 Chevrolet Caprices, for example. These cars are a non-renewable and, in my mind, precious resource.”

Somebody emailed me the other day with this thought: Cash For Clunkers is just “death panels” for cars. Ouch. First Grandma’s Caprice, then Grandma?