Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Intellectual consistency and the oil spill

Laissez-Faire Meets the Oil Spill,By THOMAS FRANK

Back in April, for example, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) greeted the president's drilling policy with the suggestion that the Environmental Protection Agency be abolished and "the energy market" freed from bureaucrats so that it might answer to "the demands of the people and the decisions of private investors."

But what say the tea partiers today? Who will step forward now and demand that the "energy market" be rescued from regulatory bondage?

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