AN AUTOMOBILE FUEL CONSUMPTION EFFICIENCY TAX: A SUMPTUARY RESPONSE TO THE "EFFICIENCY CRISIS"

The petroleum situation exemplifies the efficiency crisis: Americans expected continuously increasing productivity without regard for allocation, distribution or utilization. This phenomena, as concerns fuel, is largely responsible for the depressed economy. In order to neutralize this, a two tier tax on automobile fuel consumption is advocated. It would be levied first on the manufacturer on the basis of the vehicles fuel efficiency and then on the consumer on the same basis. The mechanics of the tax are described and its advantages over other types of taxes and regulations are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, Camden

    5th and Penn Streets
    Camden, NJ  United States  08102
  • Authors:
    • Gallagher Jr, T J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00128738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM