By J. Huston McCulloch | Sunday August 7, 2016 at 8:28 PM PST | Comments Off on The Carbon Tax: Welfare Triangle, or Welfare Obelisk?
Two recent position papers from the conservative libertarian Niskanen Center and the libertarian Cato Institute take diametrically opposite positions on the desirability of a Carbon Tax. [Corrected 2/8/17 per communication from Jerry Taylor.] Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, argues in his 2015 “The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax” that, “conservatives should...
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