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Carbon Pricing as the Drip Irrigation of Climate Policy

Carbon pricing is firmly entrenched as the go-to climate policy for economists, yet many others, despite an enthusiasm for aggressive climate action, are skeptical. As one critic puts it, “Of the policy tools in the carbon toolbox, carbon pricing is the tiny flathead screwdriver used to fix glasses.” Instead of a screwdriver, the pricing skeptics want something big, something that moves…




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Ed Dolan

Ed Dolan

Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.

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