Choice in the PRC

Warren Brown not so calmly voices his opinion about mandating high MPG vehicles:

I just left a country that tends to do that sort of thing--the People's Republic of China. They mandate lots of things there. Very efficient. No one complains. No one votes. No one wastes valuable time on town-hall meetings or anything like that. The government says: "Do it [or else]." And the people do it.

You want that?

I don't.

Not here.

Not ever.

Not for any reason under any circumstance.

Except of course, the federal government, through minimum fleet MPG requirements, already forces(?) car companies to make choices like this during planning and production. Hence, indirectly, the consumer choice set is limited... This is true regardless of your view of the relative costs and benefits of MPG requirements.

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