A couple weeks back I was at Cleveland’s City Hall Building and saw a “Cleveland Hall of Fame Wall” that displays portraits of Clevelanders who somehow made their mark on the world. For instance, Clevelander Garrett Morgan invented the first traffic light. And Clevelander Alexander Winton “sold the first ready-made dependable car in the U.S., circa 1898.” Ok, let’s take, for instance, the car. There is a traffic fatality every 13 minutes in America. This is the equivalent of a half-full airliner going down in America — every day! And what about all the people who aren’t killed, but maimed for life each day. Then there’s car exhaust which is contibuting significantly to a global warming phenomenon that could destroy the planet… Cars have also contributed significantly to the cancer of urban sprawl, which is constantly eating away at more and more farmland, wetlands, forests… And increased mobility because of the car has contributed significantly to the break up of family and community, as people keep moving further and further from their home towns… etc. Note: And we want to bail out the car companies? Are we nuts?