That's the title of the new book by my dear friend and frequent collaborator Peter Z. Grossman, Professor of Economics at Butler University. Yesterday, Peter hand-delivered my own copy of the book, which is published by Cambridge.
I'm far too biased to provide an objective review of the book, which I've read in draft. But it is a very important book, which canvasses the history of US energy policy and offers a novel political-economic theory, which Peter calls the "do-something syndrome" to explain why Congress and the White House often respond to perceived energy "crises" with ineffective, sometimes downright silly, legislative and regulatory proposals.
But don't just take my word for it. Consider the advanced praise for the book by some very prominent social scientists: