14 June 2014

Gaius Publius: Carbon tax should replace cap-and-trade — better emissions benefit, better economic benefit

In talking about how to eliminate carbon emissions, I’ve written about three general methods:

Ask for change.
Encourage change.
Force change.

We’re well beyond asking, so encouragement seems the next step. (Psst: I’m a fan of force, given the urgency.)

Encouraging this kind of change — eliminating carbon emissions — comes in a couple of forms. Some work more like mild requests, and others shade more toward serious pressure. We looked at one common “free-market” method — “cap and trade” — here, with help from an excellent League of Women Voters webpage.


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