Good Idea

Speaking as someone who plans to buy a car in the next few months, I found this article in The Nation enlightening. It would be far better if I could bypass the dealership entirely and order the Toyota or Honda I want direct from the factory. When you think about it, the current system of dealerships just doesn't make any sense. The dealership monopoly is anti-competitive and inefficient.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.