Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

Jul 15, 2013
Originally published on July 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Climate change seems like this complicated, intractable problem. But maybe it doesn't have to be.

On today's show, we talk to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: Tax carbon emissions.

A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And it would drive down emissions without picking winners or losers, and without creating complicated regulations.

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