To tax or not to tax: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse presents his American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act

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The debate over whether the US should implement a carbon tax is both highly important and highly controversial. Supporters of a carbon tax argue that it would be the most efficient way of addressing climate change implementing broader fiscal reform, while opponents of such a tax suggest that it would harm the economy and have almost no effect on the climate. Which side do the data support? Is there room for compromise?

Join AEI at this important event assessing the merits and pitfalls of a US carbon tax. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will unveil his own carbon tax, and panelists will debate the  implications of such a proposal.

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2:15 PM: Registration

2:30 PM: Introduction

  • Arthur C. Brooks, AEI

2:45 PM: Presentation: Proposal for a new carbon tax

  • Sheldon Whitehouse, US Senate (D-RI)

3:00 PM: Q&A

3:15 PM: Conversation: To tax or not to tax?

  • Jerry Taylor, Niskanen Center
  • Benjamin Zycher, AEI
  • Moderator: Kevin Hassett, AEI

3:35 PM: Q&A

4:00 PM: Adjournment


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Washington DC 20036

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