Tuesday, May 23, 2006

DeLong: Tierney inconvenienced by truth

Nice quick smackdown from Brad DeLong for John Tierney, who complains that Gore says nothing about carbon taxes to fight global warming in his new movie. Tierney forgets that Gore fought hard for a carbon tax (actually, a Btu tax, but close enough) 13 years ago, and was stopped by Tierney's conservative friends.

For the record: a carbon tax is a great idea, and would be politically feasible if Bush ever got behind it. Not a likely concept, though.

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