Brief The Wisdom of a Carbon Tax
Surprisingly, a carbon tax could appeal to both liberals and conservatives
William G. Gale
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This paper reflects on changes in tax policy in past decades and predicts how tax policy may change under a new president in 2017. The author examines the potential of implementing a carbon tax as a means to raise government revenue and reduce carbon gas emissions.

Research Areas Taxes and budgets Climate, disasters, and environment
Tags Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Climate mitigation, sustainability, energy and land use Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center