9.18.2008

I AGREE WITH THE LIBERAL CANADIANS JUST THIS ONCE

This may be the only issue on which I agree with the left-leaning prime minister candidate from Canada (!), but it's a vital one: energy taxes should be higher. I had heard about this candidate's proposal a few weeks back, but this article adds incumbent Stephen Harper's disapproval and economist Greg Mankiw's approval.

The article also importantly notes that climate change is but one reason the price of gas and other natural resources is artificially low, to the detriment of all people. Of course, proposing higher energy prices is political suicide, no matter how much income tax we redistribute back to people. It's a shame that something that makes so much sense is such a policy non-starter. When $4 gas and collapsing bridges can't shake us from our addiction to cheap oil, what will?
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