If Timothy Taylor were Energy Secretary
By Arnold Kling
He would champion the Drill-Baby Carbon Tax.
On one side, there would be a national commitment to move ahead with all deliberate speed in developing the vast U.S. fossil fuel energy resources that are now technologically available. On the other side, the United States would enact a appropriate carbon tax to offset concerns over the risks of climate change.
Unfortunately, environmentalism and opposition to taxes are religious issues, not amenable to compromise.