30 Aug '12, 1pm

The inescapable logic of a US carbon tax, by @cleantechvc:

If "thought leaders" don't put much thought into their analysis, the analysis is worse than useless. That is the case with this terrible piece of "analysis" from Benjamin Zycher of American Enterprise Institute that came out this morning. He takes a look at whether a U.S. carbon tax could be "efficient" in the economic sense -- that is, if it would net out to being positive economically. When I'd heard recently that the AEI was starting to look at and talk again about carbon tax policies, I'd been encouraged to hear it, so I eagerly read the column as soon as I saw it this morning (thanks to Coral Davenport for tweeting it out). Unfortunately, Zycher appears to have approached this "analysis" with such a bias as to ignore some basic logic and obvious facts when concluding that a carbon tax is unlikely to be efficient. First of all, when the column starts its second paragra...

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