@feld You're addressing to different, though real and relevant problems.
One is under-pricing of fossil carbon fuels. Another is general inequality and inequity, as well as the age-old conflict between _rents_ incomes vs. _wages_ incomes. The rentiers generally win, the wage-earners generally lose.
There are additional taxes you want to impose on the 1%, but you _still_ have to make fossil fuels pay full freight.
@feld EU petrol taxes are generally high *and have been for decades* with the consequence that the entire economy is based around the notion of *expensive petrol*. You have dense cities, small and efficient cars, effective mass transport, effective long-distance rail, bike-friendly infrastructure, and much else.
If you look at countries with cheap petrol, you have the reverse: sprawl, large fuel-hungry vehicles, no mass transit, no long-distance rail, bike-hostile infrastructure.
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