07 Aug '11, 11pm

Being a Transportation Entrepreneur Doesn't Have To Be This Hard: The reason for this is that infrastructure ent...

The two energy crises in the 1970s spurred the United States to start the Department of Energy, and in turn, to pour billions of dollars into R&D to prevent another crisis from happening. But much of the progress we have made since then is in the electricity sector, not the transportation sector--the true source of the crises. The reason for this is that infrastructure entrepreneurs don't feel like they have a good chance of seeing a return on their hard work. For some anecdotal evidence, I just searched on the site Entrepreneur.com for "automobile entrepreneurs." Of course, I discovered a story on Tesla from 2007. There is also a slideshow of brand name companies "servicing" the auto industry that took off with the "insight" of entrepreneurs. We see iconic names like Dent Doctor, Meineke, Midas, and more. Unfortunately, when we think of automobiles and entrepreneurs, the ...

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