Every once in awhile, I delude myself into thinking that corporations are still establishing new lows when it comes to malfeasance. Last night, while reading Fast Food Nation, I learned that in order to hasten the adoption of the automobile, General Motors led a group of automotive-related companies in secretly taking over trolley systems around the United States and dismantling them (replacing them with buses). Of course, even this is minor league stuff compared to how monopolies around the turn of the century acted, but it’s a good example of the hostility of corporations toward their customers.