Is the Carbon Tax an Idea Whose Time Has Come?

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The idea of addressing climate change with a carbon tax is hardly new, but it's suddenly gaining new popularity – and from some unusual quarters. The Wall Street Journal recently called "the carbon-tax crowd … a big tent, bringing together deficit hawks, growth mavens and climate worriers." On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Judy Muller hears from that big tent and asks them why, if this is such a popular idea, it can't get political traction. Also, the military is given power to arrest citizens in Egypt, and the death of Jenni Rivera, the California-born singer who made her mark in a male-dominated world of Mexican-American music.

Banner image: Duke Energy's Cliffside Coal Plant in Cliffside, North Carolina. Photo by the Rainforest Action Network/flickr



Judy Muller