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Everett Herald editorial and other news

It’s time for a carbon tax Fueling Up for the Long Haul: natural gas use in trucking David Crowe: Gasaholic Pollution Is Radically Changing Childhood in China’s Cities In Europe, Paid Permits for Pollution Are Fizzling Three issues to watch in Oregon’s carbon tax debate and A smarter tax for Oregon, by Tom Potiowsky, Northwest [...]

Recipe for cooking the books on carbon taxes

Recipe for cooking the books on carbon taxes

The National Association of Manufacturers just released a scathing report on carbon taxes (the full report was produced—unfortunately—with the assistance of my friends at NERA), but in reality all their analysis shows is that paying down the Federal debt is the poison pill of economic policy: as long as the economy is struggling to recover, [...]

In the news

Carbon cycle graphs: IPCC, NOAA, NASA via GSU. Financial Times editorial: A least-worst tax: A levy on carbon is an idea whose time has come Climate change a top concern for Gov. Inslee An Energy Coup for Japan: ‘Flammable Ice’ Australia’s cotton-wool wrecking ball (carbon tax is doing great!) How to Open Your car2go’s Trunk [...]

Cartoon Macro page notes

Additions or edits welcome! For information about PPTs for use in class, please email me using your school email address. For more information on this book please visit the Volume Two: Cartoon Macro homepage. For more on the companion volume, visit the Volume One: Cartoon Micro homepage, or go direct to the page notes website [...]

Foreign Translations

Foreign Translations

Note: I try to keep this page current, but it’s also possible to find information about foreign translations from Orights.com, which as of Jan 2014 says that Cartoon Micro has been sold in 13 countries and Cartoon Macro has been sold in 8 countries. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume One: Microeconomics (2010) Cartoon Micro [...]

An economics love letter

University of Alberta student Fraser Thompson sent me this economics love letter, in the spirit of the Fed valentines (see also here and here). Together let’s make an Edgeworth box Hold everything else constant, then consider the shocks. The shocks to my heart—as you’ll likely observe— Will move us away from the efficient contract curve. [...]

In the news

Three Things Everyone Should Know About BC’s Carbon Tax – In Pictures American Support for a Carbon Tax The Commerce Clause Implications of California’s Climate Change Initiatives Washington State Ranked Most Regressive in Country Tackling Budget Shortfalls and Climate Change with a Carbon Tax By Kirk Rappe RGGI in Massachusetts Carbon Pricing in Washington: How [...]

In the news

U.S. voters favor carbon tax by 4-to-1 margin (Friends of the Earth poll) Washington State Ferries (WSF) is exploring an option to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a source of fuel for propulsion. In Energy Taxes, Tools to Help Tackle Climate Change GHG emissions in WA State, from the EPA database B&O (business) taxes [...]

In the news

Op-ed: Legislature must invest to keep Washington state competitive. By Eric Schinfeld and Sam Kaplan Officials contemplating raising fuel taxes, fees for roads, Metro Beate Gordon, Long-Unsung Heroine of Japanese Women’s Rights, Dies at 89 Poll: 56 percent back carbon tax to help slash deficit The Market and Mother Nature By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN James [...]

In the news

A Place Comfortable With Boeing, Anarchists and ‘Frasier’: Museum of History & Industry Reopens in Seattle Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener. See also California Law Tests Company Responses to Carbon Costs. And Scientists Report Faster Warming in Antarctica. And What Could Disappear (interactive graphics of sea level rise). And A Big, and Risky, Energy [...]

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