WaPo advocates carbon tax on day Australia dumped its carbon tax (and the politicians that imposed it)

The Washington Post editorializes:

The first thing to do is to build the cost of pollution into the price of energy through a simple carbon tax or other market-based mechanism. Though the tax revenue could be rebated right back to people, higher sticker prices for fossil fuel-derived energy would still give them reason to change behaviors and demand more energy-efficient appliances.

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3 responses to “WaPo advocates carbon tax on day Australia dumped its carbon tax (and the politicians that imposed it)

  1. “The first thing to do is to build the cost of pollution into the price of energy through a simple carbon tax or other market-based mechanism.”

    Babies’ breath is not “pollution.” Does the reporter consider his own breath “pollution?”

    That the reporter considers a tax a “market-based mechanism” is astounding. Government interfering with the market place doesn’t make it “market-based.”
    Market debased is more accurate.

  2. Why don’t they just make everyone exhale into a bottle strapped to their backs which they have to return every week, then charge you if you are under or over your predicted allotment?

  3. I shall fire up my wood stove tonight, in response to the the Washington Com.Post’s call for a CO2 tax! Even though it isn’t quite cold enough to need it… after all, the plants need the food – which is ALL that CO2 is, Plant Food.

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