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  •  If that's the case, why are economists (2+ / 0-)
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    Justus, ImpactAv

    overwhelming supporters of a carbon tax?

    If the environment were exogenous to the study of economics, we wouldn't expect the sort of broad consensus among economists that exists around one.  

    •  They are interested (1+ / 0-)
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      because it is economic.  Any tax is of economic import and  carbon credit exchange is a potential goldmine to those who can manipulate it (or out right defraud it)

      "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. Isaac Asimov (8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 08:01:46 AM PST

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        johnny wurster, ImpactAv

        You're straying into conspiracy theory here. No, economists are not part of some grand conspiracy to enrich themselves by pushing policies that will somehow benefit them. If you can propose a means by which Joe Professor can profit from a carbon tax, please enlighten us.

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