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REPORT: Ford Transit Connect arriving in U.S. with full interiors that get stripped to comply with "Chicken Law"

by Jonny Lieberman (RSS feed) on Sep 22nd, 2009 at 2:28PM

The law of unintended consequences is a funny one. Take the chicken tax. Back in the 1960s, West Germany imposed high tariffs on American grown chicken. President Johnson – a man you would not want to mess with – fought back by imposing high import tariffs on foreign made trucks and commercial vans. This is one of the reasons why there are no full-size German pickup trucks. It's also why German egg yolks are orange while ours are yellow (grass fed chicken vs. corn fed chicken), but that's another story. The only reason we have the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan is because... Read More

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