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Will carbon taxes save the world?
Governments seem to believe that taxation will save the environment but all to often the revenue collected is not used on research into clean energy programs, so what are the advantages or disadvantages of energy taxation?
Will carbon taxes save the world - certainly not. Will they make a difference? Maybe.
They do raise awareness and lead to people understanding that the issue is important. But they can be circumvented in a variety of ways. And, as you point out, how the money is used makes a difference, too.
Currently, with national governments, we have no way of to "save the world" from a global problem, and with the short attention span of our society, we have no way to build a multi-decade solution to a problem that has been growing for over 100 years.
To learn more, please take a look at my 8 hubs on "Go Green."
Carbon taxes are a smoke and mirror shell game. They state that something is illegal to do unless you pay a fee. All they do is increase the costs of products and services, increase government control and make some people feel like something is being done. No tax ever increases the worth of an economy, nor does it strengthen the individual businesses involved in that economy. Taxes raised, especially at the federal level, are rarely used for thing that the federal government has the Constitutional authority to be involved with.
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