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Breaking News: Senators Prefer Simplicity!

Am I in bizarro-world?  Senators that actually want a policy to have clarity, efficiency, and simplicity! Thomas Friedman reports in The New York Times that Lindsey Graham, John Kerry, and Joe Lieberman want an energy bill that follows Pigouvian principles.  

[Graham] proposes “putting a price on carbon,” starting with a very focused carbon tax, as opposed to an economywide cap-and-trade system, so as to spur both consumers and industries to invest in and buy new clean energy products. He includes nuclear energy, and insists on permitting more offshore drilling for oil and gas to give us more domestic sources, as we bridge to a new clean energy economy.

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