Editorial - Reagan's energy legacy

06/14/2004
Reminiscence about Ronald Reagan's broader achievements must not obscure an energy revolution that began during the former US president's two terms in office. Reagan died June 5 at age 93.A tendency to overlook Reagan's energy legacy is regrettable yet in ways appropriate. It's regrettable because Reagan-era changes ultimately improved US energy governance and access to international oil supply. It's appropriate because the improvements resulted more from context than from specific achievements. Reagan improved US energy conditions by affirming markets, rejuvenating capitalism, and recognizing the decrepitude of Soviet communism.Distrusted marketsUS politicians of the ...
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