Aug 06 2014

Bad Republican Ideas Remain Bad

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At one of the plethora of policy forums at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, Director of Natural Resource Studies Jerry Taylor is winding up his pitch for demolishing the Department of Energy (DOE). He spews forth a barrage of words as though if he slowed down for even a microsecond he’d be lost forever. “There’s not a bigger cesspool in government than DOE,” he says. “There’s no more reason for the government to have a Department of Energy than a government department of sporting goods.”

Across town, symbols of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) vision of environmental policy of tomorrow swim placidly in an aquarium. Candidates …