Truth or Consequences

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Author(s) Thomas Friedman
Source The New York Times
Date May 28, 2008
Quotes-start.png "The first time we got such a strong price signal, after the 1973 oil shock, we responded as a country by demanding and producing more fuel-efficient cars. But as soon as oil prices started falling in the late 1980s and early 1990s, we let Detroit get us readdicted to gas guzzlers, and the price steadily crept back up to where it is today. We must not make that mistake again." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position The US should have a high gasoline tax on the topic United States gasoline tax.