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A carbon tax has surged back into the national conversation recently, thanks at least in part to Bernie Sanders, who hounded Hillary Clinton about the issue at the last Democratic debate . Unfortunately, much of the conversation has glossed over what’s good about a carbon tax and focused instead on how such a tax isn’t a perfect policy lever. That focus is a problem for two reasons. First, it ignores the root of why the United States hasn’t implemented the policy in the first place: hyperpolarization of climate politics. Second, nothing’s perfect, and a carbon tax could be pretty damn good. Fishing for perfection only lends more fuel to those who wish to exploit the hyperpolarized debate. Climate deniers don’t handle uncertainty well. This time, the uncertainty isn’t coming from the fringe, but from smart, respected columnists. Last week, former Grister David Roberts walke...

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