cash for clunkers

Weekend Linkage: Starting Over, Slush Funds and Clunkers

Each week, as I’m putting together the stories for the Weekend Linkage, I try to come up with a theme to tie them together. This week, there’s no theme at all. After Fred argued that cash for clunkers could hurt low-income drivers, Freakonomics looks into the bill actually passed in Congress, saying there’s Still No […]

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Why Cash for Clunkers Will Hurt Low-Income Drivers

Congress continues to discuss a “cash for clunkers” bill. The proposals so far would pay up to $4,500 a car to dealers if a new car is priced at $45,000 or less and gets 10 miles per gallon better fuel mileage. The old car has to be registered for at least a year and have […]

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