Proposal for a "smog tax"

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A proposal for taxing each operator according to his vehicle's total output of air pollutants within the Los Angeles basin. The authors contend that this measure would reduce the total emission of air pollutants from automobile exhausts in the Los Angeles basin to an acceptable level, achieve the desired reduction as soon as possible, minimize the required administrative expense and interference in individual affairs, and treat individuals in different circumstances as equitably as possible. This proposal is also compared with alternative smog-control proposals.

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