Agree:

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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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Art Laffer American economist who first gained prominence during the Reagan administration as a member of

A carbon tax would attach the national security and environmental costs to carbon-based fuels like oil, causing the market to recognize the price of these negative externalities.
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WiIlliam Nordhaus Professor of economics at Yale University

Actually from an economic point of view, it's a pretty simple problem
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Richard Posner

Stiff taxes will put pressure on the energy industry to achieve technological breakthroughs (such as sequestration of carbon dioxide) that will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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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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Robert Reich American political economist

The single most important thing we can do -- the single solution -- is to put a price on carbon.
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