Time will tell if the California governor can inflict, with a simple executive order, lifestyle changes to the transportation needs of residents, businesses, and the economy.
The Big Switch will cost trillions and massively change America – not for the better
With Governor Newsom’s latest actions to phaseout the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 it will most likely result in California looking like Cuba in the decades ahead
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #117 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from ALEC, the Institute for Policy Innovation, Reason, and the Lexington Institute.
Researchers have found that some buyers are willing to pay for environmentally friendly products because those products are “status symbols.” A report in the Atlantic states: “Environmentally-friendly behaviors typically go unseen; there’s no public glory in shortened showers or diligent recycling. But when people can use their behavior to broadcast their own goodness, their incentives shift. The people who buy Priuses and solar panels still probably care about the environment—it’s just that researchers have found that a portion of their motivation might come from a place of self-promotion, much like community service does good and fits on a résumé.”