If political, economic, social, and faith community leaders start articulating a bold vision for a new economy, and start demonstrating determined leadership in achieving it, I think they'll find growing numbers of us are fired up and ready to go.
Cap and trade has proved infeasible. But it remains critical to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions. We need to do it right this time. Let's avoid complexity and adopt a straightforward carbon charge.
Americans are patriots ready to do whatever it takes for our country. We also cry murder when anyone tries to take anything away from us. The arena where these schizoid embodiments of our nature have battled most ferociously has been energy policy.
The good news is that the Senators appear to recognize that carbon taxes make sense. The bad news is that the type of carbon tax that is likely to be proposed bears little resemblance to a well-designed carbon tax.