Innovation Needs to Be Part of Carbon Tax Debate

Clifton Yin July 18, 2012
July 18, 2012

A reflection on the representatives from an array of think tanks and advocacy organizations that gathered at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to discuss the feasibility of enacting a national carbon tax. It was the fifth such closed door-meeting. It might surprise people to learn that there is common ground between some conservatives and liberals on the idea of a carbon tax. However, even if a narrow patch of common ground yields a solid policy consensus, innovation must be part of the carbon tax debate.