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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Much of this past semester, in my environmental economics class, I have discussed various market-based incentive programs to reduce pollution of both our air and our water, regulatory reforms that were only discussed in economics classes when I was an undergraduate, but have become commonplace since then.    Sulfur dioxide emissions,  the primary contributor  to […]

This is the last blog post of the semester for any of my students to comment on for extra credit. And they had better be fast about it. Only hours to go. Well, here it is. Gas prices. Remember those prices you have to be grumbling about when you fill up at the pump? Notice, […]

In case you haven’t heard, Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain have each advocated cutting the federal highway-use tax on gasoline from Memorial Day to Labor Day to save drivers (rather, voters) a whole 18.4 cents per gallon, which amounts to about 5% of what they spend on gasoline. Senator McCain suggests making up the difference […]

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