William Watson: Among the ecofiscalists

My friend and McGill colleague Chris Ragan is also the founder and current chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a foundation-supported group of prominent Canadian economists and others who have given themselves the mission of selling Canadians on carbon pricing. Although I have written several columns generally critical of the commission’s various reports (here, here and here) I found myself Wednesday evening joining a small dinner of its supporters, members and funders.The topic was how things are going, what else can be done, what the remaining problems are, and so on. A number of the other diners were very well-informed about

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