[OPE] carbon tax

From: Paul Cockshott <wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Wed May 06 2009 - 04:58:19 EDT

Anders Ekeland wrote:
> An international carbon tax - the revenue of which goes to
> the poor - must be the first step.
 Obviously you see this as a minimum programme aim within capitalism.
But in that case why not have carbon rations issued equally to all
people in the world via the UN. Place UN inspectors at all oil wells and
coal mines and only allow an amount out equal to the carbon ration cards
handed over by the oil company or mine company.
The ration cards would have to be obtained on the market, and the poor
who consumed less carbon than the rich could sell their cards.
This would ensure that the money went to them not to the state.

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