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Protected: Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

Evolution of a joke in Cartoon Calculus

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Cartoon Calculus page notes

Below please find page notes for The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus. This is a working document, so additions or edits are welcome! Also note that occasional Wikipedia references are for topics that can be found in many introductory textbooks. Chapter 1: Introduction (pages 3-14) Page 7, Newton and Leibniz: Isaac Newton (1642-1726) and Gottfried Wilhelm [...]

Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act

Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act

One-sentence summary: The Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act is a 2020 ballot measure proposal in Utah for a modest carbon tax, with 20% of the revenue going to clean up local air pollution and fund rural economic development and 80% of the revenue going to reduce existing taxes, including eliminating the state sales tax [...]

Protected: Hawai’i SB1463 SD2 comments

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Feb 22 carbon tax bill: HB 304 S1

Rep Briscoe has introduced HB 304 S1 (Fossil Fuels Tax Amendments, Feb 22, linked from here) and now there’s a Fiscal Note. 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 than [...]

Protected: HB304 S1 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

Update: Please see the page for the 1st Substitute bill, HB 304 S1. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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