A Carbon Tax Is Not a Terrible Idea: A Reply to Diana Furchtgott-Roth

2 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2017  

Gary Lucas, Jr.

Texas A&M University School of Law

Shi-Ling Hsu

Florida State University - College of Law

Jerry Taylor

Niskanen Center

Date Written: April 3, 2017

Abstract

This short essay rebuts several arguments against the carbon tax made by Diana Furchtgott-Roth in an article published in Tax Notes titled "A Carbon Tax Is Still a Terrible Idea." Though mostly specious, Furchtgott-Roth's arguments are often repeated by carbon tax opponents and are therefore worthy of a reply.

Keywords: carbon tax, global warming, climate change

JEL Classification: K32, Q54, Q58

Suggested Citation

Lucas, Jr., Gary and Hsu, Shi-Ling and Taylor, Jerry, A Carbon Tax Is Not a Terrible Idea: A Reply to Diana Furchtgott-Roth (April 3, 2017). 2017 Tax Notes 151 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947815

Gary Lucas, Jr. (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

Shi-Ling Hsu

Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States

HOME PAGE: http://myweb.fsu.edu/shsu/

Jerry Taylor

Niskanen Center ( email )

820 First Street, NE, Suite 675
Washington, DC 20002
United States

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