aaronwittesgordon
Aaron Gordon
aaronwittesgordon
Former Senior Reporter, Investigations & Technology, Jalopnik
Oct 27
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Nah I didn’t think farm subsidies were a sore spot. Just pointing out that virtually every government in the world including ours “commands” the economy, as you put it, via subsidies, tax codes, and other clear sets of incentives to get the outcomes it wants. China obviously uses a particularly aggressive form of it, Read more

Oct 23
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Spin this off to a new company, sell it for $3,000 more, and you have yourself a free car after federal tax credits.

Oct 21
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Last time I wrote about how much the Hummer EV sucks I got death threats, so here’s hoping your inbox doesn’t turn to utter shit!

Sep 29
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I thought buying this dumb car would be smart but it was in fact dumb” is the best summary of Jalopnik Slack imaginable.

Sep 25
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Your arguments are the same ones people have been making for generations: more enforcement, more training, more education, as if there is some magic level of those things that lead people to suddenly care about their own safety or the safety of others, when I think we both know that is not the case. All of those Read more

Sep 25
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I looked into how speed limits are set for various reporting projects, and there is a pretty consistent pattern: when they’re set for safety, people complain they’re insanely low and should be raised (and just speed all the damn time anyways, then lobby to prevent enforcement mechanisms like speed cameras as Read more

Sep 24
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Has anyone at Jalopnik ever blogged about how advertising 0-60 times or top speeds multiple times the legal speed limit is just as irresponsible if not dangerous as these dumb ads? I should have. Dammit.

Sep 24
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It’s not hard to envision Tesla maintaining a private army in the upcoming Water Wars, which might be its next venue for profitability.

Sep 24
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You’re not a real man unless you run over a small child without noticing.

Sep 23
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I rented a Rav4 recently and with all highway driving it didn’t make it more than 300 miles on a tank. How many people fill up their Rav4s every day? Or even every week?

Sep 23
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Buyers have the option of picking up their car at more than a dozen vending machines located around the country, using a giant coin.

Sep 22
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Kind of? I have full faith in a company of Tesla’s size and resources, with its obviously talented and world-class engineers, to create a small number of pretty much any kind of electric vehicle they want. But the question with Tesla has always been whether it can and will make them at a scale and a price point where Read more

Sep 22
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I’m no expert but seems to me having a factory to build a truck is a pretty important part of building a truck.

Sep 22
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There are no robotaxis because it was a fucking lunatic to say there would be robotaxis.

Sep 21
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I, too, would like to volunteer myself and my fellow commenters/citizens to be beta testers for any which company’s self-driving vehicle technology without their permission or consent.

Sep 18
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People buy Rav4s specifically because they want to blend into the vast expanse of human existence when the militia come to round up the Antifa supersoldiers.

Sep 17
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“While other electric pickups are competing for lifestyle customers, the all-electric F-150 was designed and engineered for hardworking customers that need a truck to do a job,” Galhotra told reporters” Read more