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  • Fraser Institute Study Shows British Columbia Carbon Tax Is NOT Revenue Neutral

  • March 1, 2017

  • In the U.S. debate over a federal carbon tax, one of the key arguments is that the receipts from a new carbon tax could be used to reduce other taxes, thereby limiting the damage to the economy. We at IER have warned that this is a very naïve belief, citing historical episodes of “tax swaps” that gave the worst of both worlds, as well as the plans of progressives...
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In the U.S. debate over a federal carbon tax, one of the key arguments is that the receipts from a new carbon tax could be used to reduce other taxes, thereby limiting the damage to the economy. We at IER have warned that this is a very naïve belief, citing historical episodes of “tax swaps” that gave the worst of both worlds, as well as the plans of progressives... Read More
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