Press Coverage Highlights

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The historic “Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends”—made possible by the hard work of our S4CD volunteers—continues to generate national press attention.

Check out these three recent stories:

Forbes

"'But at one point a strange hush and murmuring of agreement came over the group. We all agreed on one thing, one tax that would make the world better: a carbon tax. Right now. Last month, more than 3,500 economists—a record number—signed an open letter calling for a carbon tax to fight climate change. Several of the economists at the meeting told me something to the effect of, 'I never signed a letter before but I signed this one.'”

The Hill

"Recently, the chairs of the Council for Economic Advisors for Presidents Ford, Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43 published a joint statement endorsing this “fee and dividend” style of climate plan. With more than 3,000 other economists, they stated, “By correcting a well-known market failure, a carbon tax will send a powerful price signal that harnesses the invisible hand of the marketplace to steer economic actors towards a low-carbon future.” A plan like this is not a heavy-handed government-centered approach — it’s an effective, market-based solution."

The New York Times

"A particularly thoughtful proposal has come from the Climate Leadership Council, a bipartisan organization that counts more than 3,300 economists among its signatories."

George Gemelas