02 Sep '11, 12pm

Conservatives just as wrong on climate economics as they are on climate science

Conservatives just as wrong on climate economics as they are on climate science

Just a quick note to follow up on my two posts about conservative pundits and their flailing attempts to respond to the charge that Republicans are anti-science. The fact that conservatives are so proudly flat-earth on climate science has preoccupied the press and pundits to the point that it's obscured another conservative pathology, one that is, if anything, more consequential: their discredited take on the economics of climate policy. Keep in mind that the only major climate policy advanced by the left that's even reached the level of national debate is cap-and-trade, a market-based policy first instituted under the first President Bush. That's what Rich Lowry refers to as "sweeping carbon controls that fail any cost-benefit analysis," what Kevin D. Williamson refers to as the policies of the "environmentalist-anti-capitalist green coalition," and what David Harsanyi , ...

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