Meddling in energy markets is a problem on both sides of the political aisle. Whether the subsidies go to alternative energy sources or fossil fuels they ultimately come out of the pockets of average taxpayers. Josh T. Smith, Research Manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, explains that if policymakers want to make affordable, clean, and reliable energy possible, often their best strategy is simply to stop interfering in energy markets.
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