Pioneering Climate Change: Initiative 732

[Written by Max Coleman] On Tuesday October 25th, the Economics Department hosted a talk about Washington Initiative 732, a carbon tax initiative which is on the ballot for November 8th. We heard from Yoram Bauman, a University of Washington professor and “standup economist,” about why we should vote yes on I-732.  Professor Bauman was one of the key economists and activists within CarbonWA, the group which brought I-732 to the ballot in its current form: “This measure was designed to impose a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels and fossil-fuel-generated electricity, reduce the sales tax by one percentage point, Continue reading Pioneering Climate Change: Initiative 732