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Elon Musk Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection.
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Greg Mankiw Harvard professor in economics

People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.
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Barack Obama Former President of United States of America

I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Bill Gates Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
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Paul Krugman Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

Emissions taxes are the Economics 101 solution to pollution problems; every economist I know would start cheering wildly if Congress voted in a clean, across-the-board carbon tax.
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Bob Inglis Former Congressman

You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Jerry Taylor President, Niskanen Center

The cost of a carbon tax (likely less than 0.8% of GDP) is well south of the expected costs of warming by 2100 (as mentioned earlier, a conservative 3.6% or more of GDP).

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Donald J. Trump President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Schroders British multinational asset management company

Total earnings of 12,500 global companies could fall by 20% were the world to limit itself to the 2C temperature rise target agreed in Paris through higher taxes.
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Cato Institute A public policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, fre

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.
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James Delingpole Columnist

By taxing carbon dioxide (the harmless trace gas which makes the planet greener), the US government would be signalling to the world that it still believes in the man-made global warming narrative. This, in turn, would keep alive the crony-capitalist “renewables” industry in which Paulson, Steyer, Bloomberg and their friends are so heavily invested.
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Conference Board Cda Non-partisan Canadian not-for-profit think tank

Carbon tax could cause a broad slowdown in economic activity as higher energy prices ripple throughout the economy.
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Patrick Michaels Climatologist

The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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E. Calvin Beisner Founder and National Spokesman

A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else

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