Magazine July 6, 2009, Issue


Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels at C-PAC in 2011 (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

Less Knife, More Invisible Hand
I was struck by this quote from Gov. Mitch Daniels, as reported by Mark Hemingway in your June 8 issue (“Mitch the Knife”): “The plant will employ a process called ‘coal gasification’ to exploit the state’s coal reserves more efficiently, creating jobs and lowering utility bills.”

It should not be government’s role to intervene in the market for the sole purpose of creating jobs. If utilities find that this new process will save them money, they will make the investment on their own. I certainly hope that the taxpayers of Indiana are not paying their utilities a

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