The Real Problem with Carbon Taxes
Bruce Everett, a specialist on global energy issues, a Director of the CO2 Coalition, and Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, Fletcher School at Tufts University, has written an essay titled “The Real Problem with Carbon Taxes.” In it he argues: “Carbon taxes have reemerged as a political issue. See for example, the recent Wall Street Journal articles by Amy Myers Jaffe (“A Price on Carbon May Be Coming Soon to the U.S.”) and George David Banks (“Why a Price on Carbon Is Unlikely in the U.S. Anytime Soon”). Perhaps understandably in this highly politicized season, most of this discussion centers on the legislative mechanics of passing a carbon tax. The discussion should focus instead on the actual merits of such a tax.