A fuel tax is a great idea waiting for a champion; paging a Mr. Nader

It’s time for Americans to get over their sense of entitlement to cheap energy, bite the bullet, and institute a progressive fuel tax, says economist Charles Komanoff. Making energy more expensive would result in a host of benefits, both at home and abroad. It might even be politically palatable. But it needs a vocal public champion. How about … Ralph Nader? Discuss.