Energy Geopolitics
May 11th, 2022 Podcast by The Last Optimist

The Last Optimist: The Return of the Very Bad Idea - A Carbon Tax

Carbon tax proposals have resurfaced as a “border carbon adjustment” tariff. The idea is to force society to cut back on hydrocarbons and, this time, it’s claimed the tax will stimulate innovation and reshore industries. But it won’t achieve any of the stated goals and, worse, it’s inflationary. 

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The roaring 2020s are upon us and the Manhattan Institute’s senior fellow Mark P. Mills is here to make sense of it. In a brand-new new podcast, The Last Optimist, Mills applies his knowledge as an author, businessman, and physicist to explore issues of the day and host insightful conversations with leading thinkers and innovators.