Could You Like a Carbon Tax?

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 th…

How to Defend or Oppose Thomas Piketty

Summarizing Thomas Piketty’s voluminous research in his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the NY Times said that looking back, we have overstated the beneficence of capitalis…

Should Government Have a Nudge Team?

Is society better off when people stop smoking? Return to work sooner after a layoff? Pay their taxes on time? Using “nudge theory,” the UK’s Nudge Unit says it can help policymakers…

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