What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

November 20, 2012
Originally published in The Huffington Post

Vehicle prices that are too high for average families to afford is a big problem. Easy and affordable access to personal transportation (automobiles) is one of the things that makes America great. The rising cost of personal transportation isn't a concern for the wealthy, they can easily afford new, complex and expensive technologies like electric cars and hybrids. It seems easy to simply suggest that everyone else use public transportation, but I'd bet the average suburban wage earner would rather be punched in the gut repeatedly than be bound by a municipal bus or train schedule. The Competitive Enterprise Institute's "Automobility and Freedom Project" put it more succinctly: "We are in danger of forgetting that there is a basic moral dimension to mobility, to being able to go where we want, when we want."