Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Almost Seven Years Late....

You know what would have been a suitable time for the New York Times to advocate a gas tax? The months following 9/11. Instead we seemed to get what amounted to a quiet endorsement of Dick Cheney's position, "Conservation may be a personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."


  1. Nor is it a necessary or sufficient basis for sound governing politics.

  2. Please explain. For a basic example, how would it not be "sound governing politics" to replace incandescent bulbs with energy efficient bulbs wherever possible in government buildings?


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