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The Eco-Right’s One Simple Trick

Thermidor

by Kate Aronoff

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how the right is split between those who deny climate change, and those who accept it but think the economy can continue pretty much the way it is now (by implementing economic measures like carbon tax, cap and trade, etc)

Aronoff, K. (2017). The Eco-Right’s One Simple Trick. Jacobin, 26, pp. 111-112

a tax levied on any market activity that generates negative externalities

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The neoclassical logic behind carbon pricing seeks to make companies factor the cost of pollution into their budgets. It's what's known as a Pigouvian Tax, and whether it actually succeeds in curbing emissions is secondary to whether it breeds efficiency.

—p.111 by Kate Aronoff
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The neoclassical logic behind carbon pricing seeks to make companies factor the cost of pollution into their budgets. It's what's known as a Pigouvian Tax, and whether it actually succeeds in curbing emissions is secondary to whether it breeds efficiency.

—p.111 by Kate Aronoff
notable
1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] the Right may be onto something when it describes global warming as a Bolshevik plot: curbing climate change requires a fundamental rethinking of our economic system and the role of the state in orchestrating it. Conservatives grasp at a visceral level just how vast the implications of the ecological crisis really are. For them, rejecting climate change is a perfectly rational political position.

—p.111 by Kate Aronoff 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] the Right may be onto something when it describes global warming as a Bolshevik plot: curbing climate change requires a fundamental rethinking of our economic system and the role of the state in orchestrating it. Conservatives grasp at a visceral level just how vast the implications of the ecological crisis really are. For them, rejecting climate change is a perfectly rational political position.

—p.111 by Kate Aronoff 1 year, 3 months ago
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We shouldn’t think for a moment that popular GOP denialism is set in stone. The Right’s fundamental mission is to preserve capitalist class power — if we let them, they’ll find a way to use climate policy to do that.

—p.112 by Kate Aronoff 1 year, 3 months ago

We shouldn’t think for a moment that popular GOP denialism is set in stone. The Right’s fundamental mission is to preserve capitalist class power — if we let them, they’ll find a way to use climate policy to do that.

—p.112 by Kate Aronoff 1 year, 3 months ago