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>> University of Georgia economics professor Jeffrey Dorfman makes a good point in his op-ed “With the Environment, [Former Economist] Paul Krugman Forgets the Poor” about hos environmentalists and liberals routinely advocate policies that uniformly hurt the poor people that they claim to care about so much:

"Poor people spend a higher percentage of their income on energy bills, so raising those costs in order to improve the environment means that the poor will feel more pain than those with higher incomes. If we were talking about tax policy, no liberal would forget to mention the poor and how the rich should carry more of the burden. Yet, somehow, on environmental policy most liberals favor policies which hurt the very people they normally want to help."
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Related: A Google search of the phrase “former economist Paul Krugman” produces 29,600 results.
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/06/environmentalists-liberals-...

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Former economist Krugman
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Only if you believe he was a genuine economist in the first place.
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Former economist Krugman
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Only if you believe he was a genuine economist in the first place.
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I believe he was. One of the best pieces of evidence in favor of that claim is how much of the work he did in his earlier years contradicts his New York Times writings.
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Just a few of the many conservatives in favor of a carbon tax.

http://conservatives4carbontaxes.com/Economists_2.html

Personally I don't like a carbon tax that is regressive and presumably there would be provisions to make the tax more progressive.

Anyhoo, from Mankiw to Laffer, conservative economists like a carbon tax for many different reasons.
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They are all wrong. They think too much like liberals who are always wrong.
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