Popularism for moderates: The case of the carbon tax

Just subsidize and regulate a bit

Taxing externalities is a great idea, and taxing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change is a great example of this great idea.

Unfortunately, it is very unpopular with the mass public. I’ve seen message testing in which it rates below defund the police and contends with reparations as the most unpopular progressiv…

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