Here is the latest reader question, along with my reply:
Leo asks: Hi Eric, I only recently found your site and have been enjoying your concise and well-ordered libertarian reasoning. Regarding the post “The Wave Builds”, I wish there were a simple way to put that piece of writing directly on the President’s desk because my sense is that repeal of this absurd edict would shortly follow. It would fit his modus in several directions.
My reply: Me too, Leo. I sense that Trump’s instincts on this issue align with our reasoning; I suspect the problem – one of them – is that Trump isn’t a principled opponent of such federal micromanaging, which makes it hard for him to take a principled stand – and to defend it.
That said, I have hope he will nix this thing. What worries me most, though, is that even if he does it will only be a temporary reprieve. The next Dear Leader will likely reactivate it.
The only long-term solution is to end this business of government dictating mileage standards; to end CAFE as such. That, of course, will take a shift in public consciousness – one that accepts that the market – individual buyers – should determine the types of cars made by the car industry, not government bureaucrats.
I’m doing all I can toward that end!
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