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Best Path To Reducing Carbon Emissions

How does a government effectively reduce the amount of carbon emitted by its citizens and businesses? According to Harvard professor, and former George W. Bush advisor, Greg Mankiw, the best path might be a fee, or tax, on carbon emissions. Dr. Mankiw argues that a carbon tax is the most effective and least obtrusive option for reducing these emissions. Read the full New York Times article here.

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The Launching Pad

In an opinion piece published in the New York Times on July 21st 2012, Thomas Friedman argues that the debate about the economy going on in the current presidential race so far has failed to recognize the underlying problems that the American economy faces. He argues that President Obama needs to offer a much broader optimistic vision of America as a “launching pad.”  According to Friedman, we need to invent our way to growth. Read the Article-

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What Now?

In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, economist Stephen D. King argues that western governments can't rely on the same old solutions to fix our current economic crisis. The economy, King argues, is facing new challenges, and that we must embrace new solutions to overcome them. Read it here.

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