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The Case Against a Carbon Tax

The Case Against a Carbon Tax

Full Title: The Case Against a Carbon Tax
Author(s): Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger
Publisher(s): CATO Institute
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
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Both in theory and practice, economic analysis shows that the case for a U.S. carbon tax is weaker than its most vocal supporters have led the public to believe. At the same time, there is mounting evidence in the physical science of climate change to suggest that human emissions of carbon dioxide do not cause as much warming as is assumed in the current suite of official models. Policymakers and the general public must not confuse the confidence of carbon tax proponents with the actual strength of their case.

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