Arnold Kling

The Unnatural History of SUV's

Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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Gregg Easterbrook reviews Keith Bradsher's book on the how the Sport-Utility Vehicle arose in the regulatory environment of the past three decades.

There are lots of self-centered and self-absorbed people with little interest in their neighbors. Somebody finally made a class of vehicles designed to bring out the worst in them.

Discussion Question. Could regulations for fuel economy and emissions be replaced by taxes on fuel and emissions? If so, then why would economists favor such a policy?

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