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  •  has it ever been (0+ / 0-)

    tried?

    Has any country put a carbon tax in place and achieved a reduction in carbon use?

    The internet is crazy. It is like people arguing about what kind of cheese to throw at a portrait, in order to destroy it completely

    by GideonAB on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 04:37:53 PM PST

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    •  I wonder who (1+ / 0-)
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      was the first guy to eat a snail?  Ooh!  It's never been tried so let's starve.

      Right winger math is usually messed up.  We can't raise taxes because the 99% have missed out on 20 years of growth?

      Well, the bottom 90% of the top 1% hasn't done so well either.  Gosh! We just can't do anything without crossing a red line.  Guess we'll just have to let the earth poach.

      "Our problem is not that the glass is half empty or half full, but that the 1% claims that it is their glass." ---Stolen from a post on Daily Kos

      by jestbill on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 06:34:11 PM PST

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    •  I don't know of any nation that has, but (3+ / 0-)
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      Has any country put a carbon tax in place and achieved a reduction in carbon use?
      the Canadian province of British Columbia has a carbon tax, and has achieved a noticeable reduction in carbon emissions compared to all the other Canadian provinces.  BC isn't a country, but it's bigger and has more people than some small countries.  

      "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

      by Calamity Jean on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 03:24:09 AM PST

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      •  We tried here in Australia (0+ / 0-)

        Didn't go so well with resistance from the far right.
        Efforts to tax the mining companies more effectively didn't have the dividends anticipated either for some reason, I haven't looked too carefully into what happened yet, so many other issues happening locally.
        Now those asses are in power.

        I wish I had stocks in aluminium these days. All that foil would be a great investment opportunity.

        by Ceri Cat on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:57:45 PM PST

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