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Chris -- 2015-05-30
In the NY Times May 10 2014, comment to an article about Stanford’s selling its coal stock: “Secondly, clean and nuclear energy ARE cheaper, but the cost of fossil fuels (to the consumer) is low because the extra costs are disproportionately government subsidized, and then pawned off on the public in less direct ways” —“Pawned off ” for “palmed off”—meaning handed off surrreptitiously as a magician hands off a card in a trick.
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