The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Enviro-Republicans - Let the market work

Conservation Won't Stop Skyrocketing Gas Prices
"Groups of conservative Republicans see an opportunity to step up a campaign to promote alternative-fuel vehicles and wean the nation from dependence on foreign oil. While skeptical about links between autos and global warming, the conservatives have concluded that cutting gasoline consumption is a matter of national security," reports The Washington Post. In "What's the Answer for High Gasoline Prices? Nothing," Jerry Taylor, director of natural resource studies at the Cato Institute and Peter Van Doren, editor of Cato's Regulation magazine, argue: "[T]he experiences of the 1970s and early 1980s demonstrate that motorists will turn to conservation with a vengeance if fuel prices stay high over a long period of time. Government intervention to encourage or force those investments in the short term might well cost society more money than it would save through reduced gasoline consumption.
I know I have been a little lazy about original analysis on this blog lately, if you saw my class schedule you would understand why. None the less, I will still try to post interesting articles and even a little analysis on an almost daily basis as time permits. So please keep checking back - F2S
Nick Gillespie has written a fun little article for Reason on the most forgettable senators. Being from the state that gave America Patti Murray and..., ummm, yeah. Anyway, it's hard for me to imagine any less distinguished legislators than Washington State's, but he managed to find several. Read the article here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Nick Gillespie gave them some benefit of doubt in his last paragraph. Maybe it's not so bad being forgettable. The most beloved Senators are also the most hated. Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer are my personal favorites, but maybe not yours. By the way, your blog is always worth checking out.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Free2Smooze said...

Thank you. I don't have a favorite senator. If you pinned me down I would probably say....nope, not a clue. Over in the House, Ron Paul is one of my heroes.

3:27 PM  

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