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The LA Times's Dan Neil again turns simple column inches into a multithreaded liberal-arts lesson. This time the focus is on the 2006 Corvette Z06, in a review by way of Adam Smith, Marx's Theory of Value, the Home Shopping Network, the Saunders Wrist-Rocket, Greek mythology and the "Wizard of Oz." Class is in session.

Even Faster Company [Los Angeles Times]

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