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  • Fight Local and Global Pollution, But Separately

    January 17, 2017 by Severin Borenstein

    Since discussions of California’s cap and trade program for greenhouse gases (GHGs) began more than a decade ago, many environmental justice (EJ) leaders have voiced concerns about the fairness of cap and trade to disadvantaged communities. ... Read More

  • Risks of Going It Alone

    January 9, 2017 by Andrew Campbell

    A number of cities recently rang in the New Year with spectacular professional fireworks shows. Some parts of the US also allowed individual consumers to purchase fireworks and put on their own shows. That was the case where I grew up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. .... Read More

  • Does Anyone Really Know How Much Electricity Goes into Cars?

    January 3, 2017 by James Bushnell

    There are lots of government policies that economists like to roll their collective eyes about and use as¬†examples of bad incentives in economics textbooks. In many cases these policies are well intentioned, and may even be the best option in a second (or third, or fourth) best policy world, but we just can’t let it go. .... Read More

 

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