The Fuel Tax is Defunct, and Innovation is the Culprit

If Austrian fuel taxes were all used in order to build and maintain roads, we would have the most luxurious road system on Earth. Most developed countries use fuel taxes as a piggy bank for the social budget and whatever other fancy strikes spendthrift politicians on a whim. Its true, road taxes in most countries are anachronistic and the volume-based system should be changed towards an energy content-based system. Some fuels such as methane are more voluminous but also much better for the surroundings. But first, stop the robbery.

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