Monday, April 19, 2004

LILEKS (James) The Bleat: "[Sullivan:] 'The case for a gas tax is a straightforward one. Gas prices are strikingly lower in America than anywhere else in the world.'
[Lileks:]And if all your friends jumped off a cliff and imposed a landing-on-the-rocks surcharge, would you do it too? Get out a map. "


Lileks debates Andrew Sullivan's position that a $1 gas tax is a good idea. I don't know anything about economics or taxation that qualifies me to take a side, except for my fundamental belief that taxation is too high generally. But you have to love Lileks's method of debate, as excerpted here. He just knows how to say it.

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