The Economists' Dilemma: How to Place a Price on Carbon
Last year the State of Washington, one of the most progressive in the country, voted against a carbon tax. Why? Do we face major resistance as climate policies land on ballots across the country, even though awareness and concern for the issue is at a historical high? Can we avoid hurting middle-class Americans and focus instead on corporations? What is working in other countries that might be a clue for a future American success story? Two economists unpack the most popular proposals and debate the smartest way to put a price on carbon.