I know this will shock some people, but I am a regular NPR listener. I feel disconnected if I don't get All Things Considered on a regular basis, I love Marketplace, and Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk keep me in stitches on the weekend.
Yesterday I was listening to Car Talk, and I heard the following proposal from Ray:
He identified some of the benefits of this proposal, including a decrease in the real cost of oil and a transfer of money from the oil companies (he didn't mention producers) to, well, us.
Car Talk is somewhat of a comedy show so I do have to consider the source, but this was a very pleasant surprise. Tom and Ray often recommend that people buy relatively large SUV's; to hear them propose measures to discourage people from doing exactly that is a welcome development. It means these ideas are getting more and more traction, and just in time for the elections too.
Just one thing, though; if they've been reading The Ergosphere for policy ideas, why the heck haven't they called me to say thanks?
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