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Friday, September 30, 2005

Talk About It, Talk About It ...
Anybody Else Agree Gas Is Too Cheap?
Andrew Cassel has guts. If we want to cut gas consumption, the answer is simple: high prices. Adding taxes would do the trick. Forget polite requests by presidents to use less. So suggests The Inquirer's columnist on the economy. In fact, he argues, we -- and the economy -- might be better off in the long run. Cleaner air. More stable geopolitics. Reduced threat of global climate change. The tax could be used to fund Social Security, a Harvard economist suggests. Read the column. You like this plan? Got a better one?


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