The venerable Volkswagen Beetle will soon disappear (“Volkswagen Kills Beetle, Ending Production of Iconic Vehicle,” Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2018). After eight decades on world markets, including two decades of the revamped model, the Beetle is now manufactured only in Mexico (I was going to write “by Mexican rapists,” but I controlled myself at the last moment), and production will stop next year. When the news broke out, I tweeted a banality: When consumers don't want it or are...