It’s time to raise the gas tax | Vox

Over at Vox, Matthew Yglesias makes a powerful argument for raising the gas tax and indexing it to inflation.

For starters, gas taxes serve as a kind of user fee that ensures that the people who benefit from highways — those who drive on them a lot — are doing the most to pay for them. They also help to constrain congestion. Last but by no means least, as anyone who’s ever rolled down the windows in a crowded tunnel can tell you, burning gasoline creates a lot of pollution.

(via Vox)