Our Carbon-Based Trade Deficit

A lot of people are worried about the trade deficit.  As it turns out, more than half of the deficit is due to petroleum imports, as Matthew Yglesias points out.  This graph tells the story:

Anatomy of the U.S. Trade Deficit

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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