Chart of the Day: Comparing National Gas Taxes

Here’s a chart that’s been making the rounds on Twitter.  Compared to almost any other industrialized country, the US doesn’t tax gasoline.

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With prices at near historic lows, it’s a good time to think more carefully about that.


Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.