Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Perils of CAFE II

Fire of Liberty

Rich Lowry has a good column over at NRO which pretty much points out why President Bush, members of Congress, and environmentalist, and various actors call for greater CAFE standards are doomed to failure due to the fact that such fuel efficient cars will result in folks driving more miles, buying more gas, and in some cases the purchasing of extra cars. I'd just say that maybe these "do-gooders" should go back to the drawing board and find a better way to reduce pollution that doesn't impinge on our lives or pass the pain on the consumer. The best solution I can think of is to leave the final decision to the free market and everyday Americans rather than government fiat.

*I personally like this piece on CAFE standards by Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Hudson Institute.

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