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Yesterday, i criticized CAFE. Allow me today to demonstrate how a government mandate can work. And that mandate is seatbelts. The government started to require seatbelts in 1968. But their real adoption came about 20 years later, when states mandated their use and punished consumers for not using them. That is how you improve fuel-efficency. Of course, not with direct fines, but through carbon taxes. 

Ted Craig

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