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Protected: Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

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Protected: HB304 comments

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Why I’m not signing the Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends

A few weeks ago there was a big news splash about the Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends, signed by an incredibly impressive group of economists: 27 Nobel laureates, 4 former chairs of the Federal Reserve, 15 former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers, etc. Other economists were invited to sign on, but I’ve decided [...]

Feb 8 carbon tax bill: HB 304

Rep Briscoe has introduced HB 304 (Fossil Fuels Tax Amendments, Feb 8) and on Wednesday there should be a fiscal note. Until then, here’s some details on the bill! Plain language overview The bill imposes a carbon tax of $10 per ton CO2, increasing at 3.5% plus inflation, on fossil fuels consumed in Utah (other [...]

Protected: Feb 4 carbon tax bill draft

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2019 update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

2019 update on my global warming “traffic light” bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

Back in 2014 I made a global warming bet with fellow 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 [...]

Protected: Jan 30 carbon tax bill draft

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Protected: Jan 14 carbon tax bill draft

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Some thoughts on a Hawai’i carbon tax

Some thoughts on a Hawai’i carbon tax

I’ll be in Hawai’i as a speaker and participant in the Ha o ke Kai climate conference on Monday Jan 14. All are welcome! For more information see this Jan 10 Honolulu Civil Beat op-ed by conference organizer Anu Hittle: “Our small state has big ambitions when it comes to climate change”. Here is a [...]

Protected: Dec 21 carbon tax draft

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