Posts Under ‘carbon tax’ Category

Let's Wait Till the Fever Breaks

About that futility I was going on about yesterday, Kevin Drum nails it: Are the fever dreams of the right worse than the fever dreams of the left? I’d say they obviously are, but that’s a matter for evidence and argument, not listicles. But nobody on the right is ever going to acknowledge this anyway….Continue Reading…

Cap & Muzzle

And you thought the the whole cap-and-trade debate surrounding the U.S. climate bill was already hopelessly politicized. What’s that, you’ve become a bit numbed to it all? How about we throw in a juicy free speech angle to spice things up a bit. Remember those two EPA lawyers that wrote a critical op-ed of cap-and-trade…Continue Reading…

Follow the Bouncing Climate Bill

If you thought the debate over cap and trade legislation (as embodied in the Waxman-Markey bill) was already¬† overheated, ridiculous, and divisive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The real fun begins today, with amendment madness unleashed by the Republicans. That will amount to little more than a sideshow, but as the markup process plays out…Continue Reading…

The Hansen Effect

Imagine that: an actual debate on the merits of cap and trade versus a carbon tax breaks out in the blogosphere, courtesy of James Hansen. That doesn’t hurt so bad, does it Joe?

The Climate Debate Litmus Test

Nothing bugs me more than when so-called progressives have their own litmus test on political issues. In the last two days, blogger Joe Romm has taken his fellow climate advocate, Jim Hansen, to the woodshed (see here and here), because of Hansen’s vocal opposition to cap and trade. One irony is that Hansen, in this…Continue Reading…

Give Friedman the Damn Ball

The thing you have to respect about Thomas Friedman is that he does halftime adjustments as well as Bill Belichick. So climate activists would be wise to pay special attention to today’s column, because Friedman lays out the best game plan I’ve seen yet on how they can get their team back in the game….Continue Reading…

Really?

In case you missed this, Ben Stein favors a carbon tax. Seems like the California resident and conservative economist is having “trouble breathing on too many days.” But his argument is more against the unpredictability of cap and trade. That, and putting the same masters of the universe back in the driver’s seat: Haven’t we…Continue Reading…