Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Needed: A rational energy policy


On the one hand I am deeply  skeptical of the idea of the gov't trying to pick economic winning horses. On the other, the country is desperate for a rational energy policy that gets $$$ out hands of the oil oligopoly (I am thinking Russia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Iran etc) and begins to address the issue of man made climate change (as a scientist inclined to trust the collective judgment of other scientists, I am afraid I am a believer). The answer favored by as diverse figures across the public spectrum as Tom Freedman and Charles Krauthammer, is a gas tax of about a buck. Fat chance of that.....


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