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Where the birds send us the bill

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Suppose the government required all electric ratepayers to toss $50 each into a big pile somewhere in the desert center of Washington, for some esoteric purpose. Call it adaptive monetary habitat management. When the pile gets fair sized, say $100 million, someone from out of state walks in, takes $15 million and uses it to take all his out-of-town friends to a big salad bar in Pasco. Then he comes back the next year, and grabs another $15 million.

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