What should the relationship be between economics and climate change? One answer is carbon pricing, which could involve a revenue-neutral tax shift involving lower taxes on things we like (working, saving, investing) and higher taxes on things we don’t like (e.g., carbon). Would such a tax work in Utah?
Yoram Bauman has worked extensively on the economics of climate change and is co-founder of Clean the Darn Air!, a clean-air-and-climate ballot measure effort in Utah. Bauman is the co-author of several cartoon books, such as the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. His primary job is as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist.”