Harvard Researcher: Why the environmental movement couldn’t get cap-and-trade passed

Those gosh-darned deniers, again.

“Skocpol’s thesis for why cap-and-trade failed can be simplified to a few points: failed organizing efforts by advocates for the policy, an attempt to craft legislation behind closed doors at a moment that demanded transparency, and (of course) massive shifts in public opinion due to the concerted efforts of opponents of action.” [Grist.org]

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2 responses to “Harvard Researcher: Why the environmental movement couldn’t get cap-and-trade passed

  1. Anything but the reality that it was a a suicidal exercise in economics driven by old hippies with a guilt complex bound to fail.

  2. We are NOT in Denial! We are the Progressives! Everybody loves us! – well, except for those evil Capitalists – and Republicans – and the people who think Cap-and-Trade will make their power bills go through the roof…

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