Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Pigou’

  • As a Pigovian tax, the carbon tax generates good behavior and revenue but is controversial.

    Could You Like a Carbon Tax?

    Jun 18, 14 • 417 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday environment focus Here is my “To Do” list for reducing carbon emissions: Buy a Prius. Install solar panels. Take the train to NYC. Lower my thermostat to 60 degrees during the winter. Raise my AC thermostat to 78 during the summer....  [read more]

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    Utilities Included

    Aug 17, 10 • 216 Views • No Comments

    In NYC, there are 250,000 housing units that use more electricity than most others. The reason? Buildings without meters for each apartment have leases that say “utilities included”. So, whether tenants use more or less power, the rent is the...  [read more]

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 254 Views • No Comments

    Would you support a penny an ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages? According to the NY Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, the idea is becoming increasingly attractive to many municipalities. By putting on our economic glasses, we can better...  [read more]