Thursday, July 14, 2011

From NYTimes: The Light-Bulb Mandate Endures

For those who don't know, regular lightbulbs will be illegal in the US in the next year or so. For the record, I did my small part to prevent this stupid regulation from being passed back in 2007. It's actually not so bad, it does spur innovation, but it is mostly stupid because the environmental externality from light bulbs is tiny even in aggregate, while the inconveniences of alternatives (high cost, slow turn on, ugly light) are real and palpable.

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