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The New York Times reporter Jack Ewing discusses his new book Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal (W.W. Norton, 2017), with Joseph Planta.

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal by Jack Ewing (W.W. Norton, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Jack Ewing is the New York Times reporter who covered the Volkswagen fraud scandal. He’s written a new book that looks at the how the German automaker reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest, yet later would end up settling for billions of dollars with American regulators and car owners, when the Environmental Protection Agency disclosed that Volkswagen had installed deceiving software that reported down vehicle’s emissions. This was a severe blow thanks to the backlash from watchdogs and consumers. So-called green vehicles weren’t really, and this book does a fine job in outlining the deception and the conditions to which this all seemed to flourish. Mr. Ewing goes back to Volkswagen’s history, to the Nazi era when it was dubbed the “people’s car” through to the post-war era and its break into the American market. The book looks at the management of Volkswagen through the years, and looks ahead at where the company is today. Jack Ewing has covered business and economics for the New York Times since 2010. He is based in Frankfurt, and has been working in Germany since 1994, including more than ten years as a correspondent for BusinessWeek. The Twitter handle is @JackEwingNYT. The book is called Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal. It is published by W.W. Norton. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from New York City today, Jack Ewing; Mr. Ewing, good morning.