20 Sep '11, 1am

Carbon taxes that don’t work are a bad idea

There's a perspective that seems to be gaining ground in the energy policy debate: emissions taxes may not be very effective in fighting global warming, but we should support them anyway. Centrist liberal Kevin Drum's lays it out : My own take is that even if a carbon tax accomplishes only a third of what its supporters hope for, that still makes it a better way of raising revenue than an income tax, a payroll tax, an excise tax, a capital gains tax, a sales tax, or a dividends tax. If I'm going to discourage an activity, even just a little bit, I'd say we're better off discouraging energy use than we are discouraging work, imports, investment, or consumption. Kevin is responding to Tyler Cowen's pessimism on doing anything about carbon , which nonetheless includes support for such a tax as the lesser evil among alternatives. Cowen's objections fall into three classes: the...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-09-18-carbon-taxe...

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