Libertarians and Carbon Taxes

An interesting post arguing that libertarians should support a carbon tax.

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I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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3 Responses to Libertarians and Carbon Taxes

  1. thekillerj says:

    It says libertarians support the “standard scientific evidence of global warming” or something like that. I didn’t realize libertarians unequivocally support that.

    • shaunmiller says:

      Some do and some don’t. I think most do but the typical libertarian solution is that the market should solve it, not taxes.

      • Kenny says:

        Shaun – Thanks for the link.

        killerj – What I wrote was, “libertarians who believe the basic claims of the standard scientific view on global warming should support” the policy I outlined; I am aware that some libertarians question the standard scientific view, and that’s why I included that proviso, but their questioning it has no logical connection with their libertarianism. There is no reason why one cannot be a libertarian and believe in global warming; global warming is a matter of fact, whereas libertarianism is a matter of value.

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