Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Carbon and other taxes (July 1)

It's an interesting summer so far, with several governments pursuing various taxation schemes. Gas prices are up ($1.52/litre in Vancouver yesterday), and the BC Liberals' carbon tax is taking a beating with the public (82% against last I heard). The Public Eye Online featured an interesting column about the NDP's Axe the Tax campaign. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Stephen Harper has mocked the Liberal's (Dion's, really) carbon tax plan, the Green Shift. Are carbon tax or cap-and-trade systems going to get the public support that is needed? Can politicians sell their plans to a skeptical public?

Here is another interesting column on the NDP's strategy, which is a little too populist for my liking.
And another blog discussing the BC Liberal's carbon tax. And yet another.

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