Advertising’s Cash for Clunkers

Green shoots are springing up all around us. Solar panels glitter like diamonds in dun-colored subdivisions. Shovels rhythmically turn topsoil to lay the foundation for a clean, smooth, buttery new infrastructure, the construction of which has started on every road you really need to take to the airport. Especially gratifying for the Office of the New Era of Responsibility was the twofer cash-for-clunkers auto program: a right smart jolt of stimulus for the automakers and — this seldom runs in tandem — a boost for Planet Earth.