If you click either here or on the tentacled graphic at left, you will open a pdf file that shows you the material basis for corporate capitalists’ car addiction.
What a great racket! Two of these commodity super-heaps for each household, sitting unused 90 percent of the time, and needing replacement (what machine of such Byzantine complexity wouldn’t?) every 7-to-10 years! Cha-ching!
This diagram also shows why it’s the height of naiveté to entertain pipe-dreams about “green cars.” That sponsored hope is an oxymoron if ever there was one.
[Source: Graeme P. Maxton and John Wormald, Time for a Model Change: Re-engineering the Global Automotive Industry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), p.138.]