Auto manufacturing is an over one trillion dollar industry that does the very important jobs of (1) keeping a good percentage of the world's population busy from 9 to 5 and (2) giving us machines to zip around in. But can we, as humans, really be proud of what it produces?
I normally think abut the car industry, as a whole, in a positive light. When it comes to all of the inventions ever produced by humankind, I like to think that cars are right up by the top. Cars have granted the world's population a degree of mobility and independence never before seen. Trains, ships, planes, dirigibles, motorcycles - they all have been nowhere near as effective or wide-reaching as automobiles when it comes to increasing the global population's mobility.