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Workin’ My Last Good Nerve

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Workin’ My Last Good Nerve

By Jared Bernstein

Robert Samuelson’s op-ed  in today’s WaPo is workin’ my last good nerve.

The basic argument is that a cap-and-trade carbon tax is anti-growth, and he cites lots of numbers to make it sound terribly expensive and painful. But what Samuelson fails to do, and this is far too common in this work, is to consider the benefits side of the equation.

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Jared Bernstein is senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

[ POSTED TO VIEWPOINTS ON JULY 15, 2008. ]


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