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Most 2020 Candidates Say They’d Fight Climate Change, But Leaders Don’t Back A Carbon Tax
Climate change is a leading issue in the 2020 presidential elections, especially among Democratic voters. According to a recent CBS poll , almost two thirds...
November 26, 2019
Where Can Warren Get $32 Trillion To Pay For Her Government Health Plan?
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says she’ll disclose her plan to pay for universal, public health care within the “next few weeks.” But finding the money won't be easy.
October 25, 2019
Why Carbon Taxes Are So Hard To Pass
Why Carbon Taxes Are So Hard To Pass Economists love carbon taxes . According to polls, so do roughly two-thirds of Americans. Yet voters in...
August 15, 2019
Washington’s Theater of Infrastructure: The Trick Is To Get The Joke
Yesterday was a classic example of Washington theater at its best. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer left a White House...
May 1, 2019
How Should The US Spend Carbon Tax Revenue?
The debate over a carbon tax is about two big things: The most obvious is whether a tax at politically acceptable levels could significantly slow...
January 24, 2019
Economists Love Carbon Taxes. Voters Don't.
Economists—both liberal and conservative—love carbon taxes. The levies, they say, would create market incentives for people to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and, more...
December 27, 2018
How Should Government Return Carbon Taxes To Households?
Carbon dividends are the hottest idea in climate policy. A diverse mix of progressive and conservative voices are backing the idea of returning carbon tax...
December 12, 2018
Halloween Candy for Tax Nerds: 2018's State Ballot Initiatives
Election Day 2018 has a bumper crop of voter initiatives on state taxes, ranging from new levies on carbon, payroll, motor fuels, marijuana, soda, and...
October 25, 2018
Richard C. Auxier
Bill Nordhaus, The Nobel Prize, And Carbon Taxes
Bill Nordhaus, Climate Change, And Carbon Taxes Two events this week raised the profile of carbon taxes. The first was a report by the UN...
October 10, 2018
Distributional Effects of a Carbon Tax Depend on How the Revenue is Spent
Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy just released a series of papers on how a carbon tax would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, affect economic...
July 19, 2018
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