The Political Economy of Taxation: Can a Carbon Tax Fix Climate Change?

Carbon taxes has been at the centre of political discourses on how to alleviate the environmental crisis in recent years. Politicians, NGOs, academics and the private sector seem to agree on the tremendous potential such carbon fiscal policy holds. But will it be enough to triggers an international effort to curb carbon emissions? Who will be the winners and losers of such a policy? In this episode, we are tackling carbon tax and its effect on society. 

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Music: Through The Woods by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com/

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