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Standard incandescents to be banned

The three major light-bulb makers "concede they basically wrote" the new measure, according to Timothy Carney: "Had Thomas Edison employed the same business strategy as his 21st-Century heirs at General Electric, he would have lobbied Congress to outlaw the candle in 1879 when he perfected and patented the light bulb." More: Andrew Ferguson.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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