Some Inherent Fallacies in the Arguments Favoring Carbon Taxes

Benjamin Zycher, Ph.D., is the John G. Searle chair and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, and a member of the advisory board of the quarterly journalRegulation.  He is a former associate in the Intelligence Community Associates program of the Office of Economic Research in the U.S. Department of State; a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; a former senior economist at the RAND Corporation; a former member of the Board of Directors of the Western Economic Association International; a former vice president for research at the Milken Institute; founding editor of the quarterly public policy journal Jobs & Capital; and a former senior staff economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, among many other positions. Zycher has completed a substantial body of work on energy and environmental policy, health care policy, and on numerous other topics, including counterterrorism policy, resource dependence, and the risk of “shocks.” Zycher holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Los Angeles and a master of public policy degree from the University of California-Berkeley.

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