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First Automobile Trip to the Top of Mount Washington

August 31, 1899

As a publicity stunt, Freelan O. Stanley and his wife drive their steam-powered Stanley automobile to the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire to become the first humans to make this journey by car (1899). Mount Washington is the highest mountain on the eastern seaboard of North America. The climb was approximately 7.6 miles long. When descending, the engine was put in low gear and brakes were used extensively.

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philosophicalconservatism:

Socialists like to define the Free Enterprise system, not in terms of its basic design and intention,  but in terms of its results. Its design and intention is simply to allow for free economic exchange, nothing more. Yet the Socialist defines it in terms of a particular social result: greedy profit seeking. He will tell us that despite our simple general intention of free economic exchange, we are not realistically factoring in human nature. But when it comes to his own ideology, he does not define things in terms of results but intentions. He proclaims that his system is about equality and social justice (because this is what he intends) and yet its actual result is human greed     wielding tyrannical power i.e. authoritarianism. We may in turn say to him that he has failed to factor in human nature, and with far more tragic results.

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