Monthly Archives: April 2013

Regressive but necessary taxes: Road tolls and a carbon tax

 We may be heading for a new normal with respect to tax policy. Ever since the income tax was established in the early Twentieth Century as a progressive way for the government to raise taxes, most people have favored a … Continue reading

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Fracking: The Pros and Cons Continue

Well, I have now officially commented on the fracking debate. A few days ago, Richard Poeton, a retired environmental scientist for the EPA, wrote a letter to the New York Times, basically stating that “(our) gas resource is too important to ignore” … Continue reading

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Indian Point: Steady as she goes….

The original 40-year licenses for the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point are due for 20-year extensions this September and in 2015, respectively. Hearings by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were started late last year and no final decision is realistically … Continue reading

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High gasoline prices: Three reasons

You would think that the unprecedented surge of new oil production in the United States would have the effect of lowering the price of gasoline at the pump. This would seem logical since the imported oil backed out is largely bought … Continue reading

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