FROM Mike Ramsey
Chinese Investing in Electric Cars Chinese investors and Tesla alumni have formed a new electric car manufacturing company called Faraday Future. They plan to sell luxury electric vehicles as soon as 2017. But Faraday is not the only e-car company in California with Chinese backing. Can they take on Tesla?
Ford Predicts $1 Billion in European Losses The Ford Motor Company has been one of the success stories amid America’s era of economic troubles, the auto maker that didn’t require a bailout. Now, Ford’s second-quarter profits are off 57%—down to 1billion dollars as compared to 2.4 billion a year ago.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."