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Gernot Wagner on The Futility of Going Green and the Economics of What Really Matters (Podcast)

If bringing your canvas bags to the grocery store, carpooling, and forgoing double cheeseburgers makes you feel good about yourself, terrific. But don’t expect the planet to notice. What the world needs, says Environmental Defense Fund economist Gerno…

Australian Carbon Tax Passes Lower House of Parliament

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One of the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters, both per capita and nationally, and one of the largest exporters of coal, Australia has a rocky road in regards to climate policy. Now, the lower house of parliament has passed …

World’s First Fat Tax in Denmark as Food Sin Taxes Become Reality in Europe

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The statistics prove that people can’t control themselves. Delicious, fatty, comfort foods are driving obesity, disease, and medical costs to unacceptable levels. Should the government step in? The once theoretical debate…