Yes, A Carbon Tax Would Be Better

Frum criticizes the administration's energy policy:

Here’s the crazy thing about energy policy: If you want off oil, the only way to preserve free markets is by raising energy taxes. If you seek to quit oil without raising taxes, you plunge into a welter of subsidies and special favors. And that, sorry to say, is the course the Obama administration has chosen.

I'm with David on this one. But getting a carbon tax through Congress isn't just a matter of Presidential priorities. David knows as well as I do that the real obstacle to this is not Obama but the GOP and the usual weak-kneed Dems. The GOP would demagogue a carbon tax to death and the Dems would curl into a ball and die. Dave Roberts goes through the administration's energy and environmental policy in more detail.