Promoters of taxes on carbon dioxide emissions are trying to attract support from conservatives by claiming that such taxes are a free market response to global warming. Promoters claim that CO2 taxes can be revenue neutral, can be a huge new source of additional government revenues, and that the revenues can be returned as a dividend to consumers. It is also claimed that taxing emissions is a cost-effective way to lower those emissions, will create more jobs than are lost, and will even provide a boost to the economy.

Three experts will debunk these claims and discuss the real economic and political effects of CO2 taxes. Jim Lucier will also discuss a just-published economic analysis of recent carbon tax proposals. There will be time for Q&A with the panelists.

Questions? Please contact Taylor Barkley at [email protected]

For purposes of congressional ethics rules, this is a widely attended event.



Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm (refreshments provided)


Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2322



Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)


Marlo Lewis, Jr., PhD
Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

James Lucier
Managing Director, Capital Alpha

Robert Murphy, PhD
Senior Economist, Institute for Energy Research



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