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The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus (coming mid-2019)

Co-authored with Grady Klein and to be published in mid-2019 by FSG/Macmillan. Details TBD!

State-level carbon tax incubator starting May 15

Goal: Help state-level activists be ready with good and well-supported carbon tax legislation and a campaign plan for January 2019. Invitees: Everyone is invited, but the intended focus is less on top-tier states like Washington and Massachusetts that already have active campaigns and more on second-tier states that want to become top-tier states! Contact any [...]

My Seattle Times op-ed on I-1631 “carbon fee” (co-authored with Joe Ryan)

On Friday the Seattle Times published an op-ed I co-authored with Joe Ryan (we were the co-chairs of the I-732 carbon tax initiative in 2016) about the new “carbon fee” ballot measure that the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is trying to put on the November ballot. A few thoughts: My decision to participate [...]

Comments on the March 2 Alliance ballot measure filing

On Friday March 2 the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy filed a ballot measure for the Nov 2018 election. I’m trying hard to not publicly share any subjective opinions about their measure so as to give them the space that I wish they’d given the I-732 campaign that I co-chaired, but I am going [...]

Protected: Feb 15 CarbonUT Bill Draft

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Protected: Feb 5 2018 CarbonUT Bill Draft

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An update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

An update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

Back in 2014 I made a global warming bet with economists Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok about global temperatures over the following 15 years (2015-2029) compared with the previous 15 years (2000-2014). The bet can be illustrated with this graphic, so I’m calling it our “traffic light” bet: The short version is that the red [...]

Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change – 2017 Update

Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change – 2017 Update

Introduction This is the fourth such review I’ve been involved in, and a few things have become clear over time. (If you aren’t interested in this commentary then you can skip straight to the report card, and if you want to look back then here are reviews from 2010, 2012, and 2014.) First, a revision [...]

Cartoon Calculus: Back matter

Glossary Quick links to Front matter, Back matter, and: Part One: Ch 1: Introduction, Ch 2: Speed, Ch 3: Area, Ch 4: Fundamental theorem, Ch 5: Limits Part Two: Ch 6: Derivatives, Ch 7: Toolkit, Ch 8: Extreme, Ch 9: Optimization, Ch 10: Economics Part Three: Ch 11: Hard way, Ch 12: Easy way, Ch [...]

Cartoon Calculus: Ch 15 (Conclusion)

Quick links to Front matter, Back matter, and: Part One: Ch 1: Introduction, Ch 2: Speed, Ch 3: Area, Ch 4: Fundamental theorem, Ch 5: Limits Part Two: Ch 6: Derivatives, Ch 7: Toolkit, Ch 8: Extreme, Ch 9: Optimization, Ch 10: Economics Part Three: Ch 11: Hard way, Ch 12: Easy way, Ch 13: [...]

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