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  •  CAFE standards (1+ / 0-)
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    have been a terrible failure as they allowed for too many loopholes and forced automakers to make cars that consumer did not want.

    A much better alternative would be European style gasoline taxes. If you push up the cost of gasoline, consumers will respond by demanding more efficient cars.

    We need to have an honest discussion about gasoline taxes... call it a tax on OPEC. Or a war tax, but at the end of the day, a real market solution is going to be a lot more effective in reducing gasoline consumption in government edicts that industry lobbyists are able to circumvent.

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