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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Remembering Paul O’Neill If President George W. Bush expected Paul O’Neill to spend his time as Secretary of the Treasury polishing his resume and promoting...
April 22, 2020Howard Gleckman
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Most Presidential candidates acknowledge the urgency of climate change. Few would use tax policy to its full potential.
November 26, 2019Thornton Matheson
Business Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Green New Deal is the big new thing among progressive Democrats. Until today, it has been little more than a four words (much like...
February 7, 2019Howard Gleckman
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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, 2018Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
For a brief shining moment the other day, it looked as if the Trump Administration was considering a carbon tax. Combined with its aggressive effort...
April 7, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, a high-powered group of former senior Republican policy advisers and business executives proposed replacing regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases with a...
February 14, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped a bombshell: He’ll require every province to adopt either a carbon tax or develop a carbon...
October 6, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning (paywall) that Exxon, the world’s largest producer of fossil fuels, is actively lobbying for a carbon tax. Yes,...
June 30, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
If anyone needed another example of why a carbon tax is a good idea, look no further than Volkswagen’s diesel scandal. The automaker’s efforts to game the current system are a case study in what’s wrong with government attempts to reduce pollution with regulation and tax subsidies, rather than
October 12, 2015Howard Gleckman