Libertarians and Carbon Taxes

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

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I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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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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