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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 19:21
    "The best way to [reduce pollution emissions] is to impose a tax on the amount of pollutants emitted by a car and make it in the self-interest of the car manufacturers and of the consumers to keep down the amount of pollution in that way."
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    13 Feb '11 19:29
    Let's go with the obvious. Al Gore.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 19:39
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Let's go with the obvious. Al Gore.
    Good guess.

    But no; sorry.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    13 Feb '11 20:05
    Originally posted by sh76
    Good guess.

    But no; sorry.
    I was thinking Reagan, but it's a more academic type.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    13 Feb '11 20:09
    Originally posted by sh76
    "The best way to [reduce pollution emissions] is to impose a tax on the amount of pollutants emitted by a car and make it in the self-interest of the car manufacturers and of the consumers to keep down the amount of pollution in that way."
    How about Ben Franklin. He had lots of quotes.
  6. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    13 Feb '11 20:09
    Friedman
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 20:11
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I was thinking Reagan, but it's a more academic type.
    Very close.

    It was actually (arguably) the academic inspiration for Reagan.

    Milton Friedman


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lWk4TCe4U

    4:27
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 20:12
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Friedman
    Bingo.

    (Sorry; I was in the middle of my reply to No1 and didn't see your post)
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 20:13
    Now that we have the answer, what would Friedman have said to cap and trade?
  10. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    13 Feb '11 20:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I was thinking Reagan, but it's a more academic type.
    A Google search suggests Milton Friedman, so maybe you're on the right track.

    Edit: too many posts too close together, sorry about the repeat.
  11. 13 Feb '11 20:27
    Originally posted by sh76
    Now that we have the answer, what would Friedman have said to cap and trade?
    Now that I have found I agree with Friedman on something, I'm starting to wonder whether I should support it...
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '11 20:34
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Now that I have found I agree with Friedman on something, I'm starting to wonder whether I should support it...
    You should watch that whole episode in my link.

    Friedman is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    13 Feb '11 20:35
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    A Google search suggests Milton Friedman, so maybe you're on the right track.

    Edit: too many posts too close together, sorry about the repeat.
    This is what YOU are!

    http://tinyurl.com/oc68u
  14. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    13 Feb '11 20:44
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    This is what YOU are!

    http://tinyurl.com/oc68u
    I don't get it.
  15. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    13 Feb '11 20:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    You should watch that whole episode in my link.

    Friedman is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
    Friedman has a reputation that his predictions and theories don't warrant. Chicago School economics and monetarism have been shown to be simplistic and unrealistic.