Bureaucratic meddling

In his letter (OGJ, Aug. 27, 2001, p. 10), Matt Janowiak advocates mandated fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, and states: "I guess we're not mature enough to make the tough decisions on our own, and the legislators should force us to act responsibly by removing irresponsible choices." Mr. Janowiak should speak for himself. I, for one, am not willing to let government bureaucrats force me to do much of anything.As with most issues, our energy problems will be best solved by letting the free market work its magic. Govern-ment intervention is the problem, not the solution. Exhibit A is the recent California energy fiasco. The politicians in Sacramento decided that it would be a ...

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