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Mark Rosekind
Following weeks of hinting, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week it would be taking action on long-stalled auto recalls. The recalls that have piqued the interest of the agency are one that involves the gas tanks of 1.56 million older Jeeps and the continuing Takata airbag crisis. The Jeep recall began in 2013 and ended last year. However, the agency may reopen it. The other recall is the continuing Takata airbag fiasco that involves 17 million U.S. vehicles and as many as 25 million overseas. TheRead More
Honda has stepped out on its own to conduct an independent investigation of exploding Takata airbags. While 10 automakers work together in a consortium to find the cause of problems plaguing airbags, Honda has decided to step out on its own as it also seek the cause. According to Automotive News, the automaker has hired a U.S. engineering firm to look into the cause of airbag ruptures in devices made by Takata, besieged airbag manufacturer whose exploding airbag inflators have been linked to six deaths and scores of injuries. InRead More

Posted On January 23, 2014By adminIn What's government doing?

Utilitarianism rules

In the later part of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham began to formulate a body of philosophical writing that’s become known as utilitarianism. This proved to be a major contribution to philosophy and can’t be summed up in a few sentences. However, one of the basic principles is a way of calculating when a particular course of action is justified. It’s called the principle of greatest happiness and believes action is justified when it causes the greatest “happiness” to the largest number of people. Curiously, it was picked up byRead More