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Emission Trading/Carbon Tax/Altruism/Climate Change/KrugmanVsHansen, J. E. /Krugman/Singer, P.:
1. Emissions trading will reduce altruism in relation to the climate (like J. E. Hansen), but this altruism will not have the necessary effect anyway.
2. the market mechanism means that emission rights fall to the lowest price. Problem: why should someone then reduce these emission rights by paying a high price themselves, while at the same time someone else can reduce them at a lower cost and also benefits from it by selling them to you?
(P. Krugman, "Building a Green Economy", The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Apr. 5, 2010.).
Singer, P.: for Krugman and most of his colleagues, the carbon tax is therefore less efficient than a cap and trade system.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconKrug I
Paul Krugman
Volkswirtschaftslehre Stuttgart 2017

EconKrug II
Paul Krugman
Robin Wells
Microeconomics New York 2014

SingerP I
Peter Singer
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011

SingerP II
P. Singer
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015


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