It simply won’t work. The government cannot MAKE the market do ANYTHING! As soon as they start to control parts of it, i.e. minimum wage laws, price controls, subsidies, etc., we see problems in the marketplace. Government is there to protect the constitution – THE REST IS UP TO OUR ECONOMY, which means people like YOU and ME – it is up to US to solve our energy crisis, and I have full-faith that 300 million Americans are just as capable of making changes as the 400-some representatives at Capitol Hill.
In a free-market, consumers have access to information that allow them to make decisions. If there was not so much government regulation to start with (i.e. subsidies to oil starting many years ago), then the market would have done different things. Mandating people and companies to change through legislation will not work, it will just further hamper our already beaten economy.
– Joni Cave