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Author Metcalf, Gilbert E, author

Title Paying for pollution : why a carbon tax is good for America / Gilbert E. Metcalf
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Oxford scholarship online
Oxford scholarship online
Summary In a text written for a general audience with no special knowledge of economics or environmental science, a prominent economist makes the case for the United States to enact a carbon tax. While a policy to reduce emissions has costs, the work shows in simple and direct language that failing to act on climate change is more costly. Other possible ways to reduce emissions are reviewed and the argument made that a carbon tax is preferable to those alternatives. The text also explains how Congress should design and implement the tax and how Congress should ensure that the carbon tax revenue is returned to taxpayers. Common objections to a carbon tax are addressed, showing that either these come from a misunderstanding of the science of climate change and how a carbon tax works or they can be easily addressed in carbon tax legislation
Notes Previously issued in print: 2019
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 8, 2019)
Subject Air -- Pollution -- Government policy -- United States
Air -- Pollution -- Taxation -- United States
Carbon taxes -- United States
Global warming -- Economic aspects -- United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190694227 (ebook) :