[FoRK] Why is a carbon tax off the table?

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu Jun 10 14:44:59 PDT 2010

Oh yeah - and with a carbon tax, for it to be effective, you would have to
impose carbon duties on imported goods, with a system of certifications to
avoid double taxation when importing from countries already imposing a
carbon tax.

Its unclear what the WTO would make of a carbon duty system.

OTOH - the "we will collect the carbon taxes you dont collect" aspect of the
system means that there are firm incentives for other countries to come into
the fold once a few countries start into such a system.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Bill Stoddard <wgstoddard at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Cap and trade has some winners,
> Yea, the investment banks, lobbyists and politicians.   Can you imagine the
> corruption and system gaming cap-n-trade would encourage?  What, exactly, is
> counter party risk in cap-n-trade? How do you quantify it? Hedge it? How
> 'bout Synthetic cap-n-trade?  No no no no no <head explodes>.  Cap-n-trade
> is pure evil.
> Bill
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