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MIT Sloan School of Management Business school of the M.I.T.

Carbon tax proposals in Congress range from $15-$40 per metric ton of CO2. But even at $7, a tax could reduce emissions substantially.
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Erik Solheim Executive director of UN Environment

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Kenneth Gillingham Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University

Carbon pricing achieves emissions savings by making the carbon content of every decision that you make salient or clear to the person making the decision
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Joe Klein Columnist for TIME magazine.

I believe that climate change is real, and a long-term problem to be addressed in every way, ranging from a carbon tax to incentives for non-polluting energy sources.
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Thomas Friedman NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beir

We need a tax system that shrinks what we don't want — carbon, sugar and bullets — and incentivizes what we need
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Jonathan Rauch Senior fellow @BrookingsGS & @BrookingsInst. Contributing editor @TheAtlantic and @nationaljou

Just as conveniently, the most efficient way to get started is also the simplest, albeit not the easiest politically: tax carbon emissions.
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Greg Easterbrook Contributing editor The Atlantic. NYT bestseller The Progress Paradox.

The simplest, most efficacious, least bureaucratic, and best-for- the-nation initial move against greenhouse gas buildup w ould be a carbon tax.
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Ted Gayer Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fello

A carbon tax, in which the revenues are used to off set economically harmful taxes or to pay down our deficit, would substantially low er the cost of climate policy compared to a cap-and-trade program that gives away allowances for free.
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Andrew Samwick Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and the director of the Nelson A. Rockefell Center

Scrap CAFE, set a higher gas tax, and return the aggregate revenues from that gas tax through lower income taxes in a progressive fashion.
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National Academy of Sciences The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organiza

Congress should consider an appro- priate price on pollution from power production to level the playing field; create consistent market pull; and ex- pand research, development, and commercialization of increasingly clean energy resources and technologies.

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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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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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Donald J. Trump President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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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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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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