Electric car fail

How paranoid has Elon Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla electric car guy, become? So paranoid he think one of the writers from the New York Times, John Broder, is out to get him.

As a related aside, let me ask this: would you think the New York Times has a default position which favors electric cars, disfavors electric cars, or is neutral?

While the media offers huge hosannas regarding Musk, let’s get real. His business model for space launch depends on one customer, the U.S. government, while his business model for electric cars depends on massive market intervention from state, local, and federal governments.

Without the government as the customer or as an interventionist, all of Musk’s work falls into the can’t work/won’t work/fail bin. I’m not saying Musk isn’t a smart, hardworking, capable man; I’m just saying he doesn’t walk on monomethylhydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.

I’m sure Mr. Musk’s lobbyists have Congress and the White House on speed-dial as bailouts stimulus investments in the electric car industry are starting to look more and more likely.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on February 14, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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