Support a Carbon Tax

I'm asking if you will commit to supporting a direct tax on carbon emissions. A direct carbon tax is the simplest and likely most cost effective way to force our economic system to deal with climate change. By leveraging the power of markets and the economic innovation and efficiency markets unleash a carbon tax is our best chance of reducing emissions in time to preserve a livable world for future generations.

The money raised by this tax could be given directly back to the American people as a flat monthly dividend. This support will lessen the impact of the tax on the poorest Americans while the uniform distribution will not counteract the financial disincentives on carbon emission.

3623 economists have signed on to a statement supporting a carbon tax. See Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends.