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Monday, June 4, 2007

Mankiw silent on Democrats support for carbon tax

Yesterday at the Democratic debate moderated (poorly) by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, two of the eight candidates (Chris Dodd, Mike Gravel) on stage verbally and publically anounced their support of carbon taxes to the world. I must say that I was a bit surprised by this - especially since the question posed by Wolf was something like, "What would you do to cut gas prices," and both candidates replied that they wouldn't necessarily cut them, and in fact, they support raising them.

But what's more interesting is the fact the Greg Mankiw, who usually jumps at the chance to 'announce' that a prominent figure supports carbon taxes, has made no mention of this yet on his blog. It's early, and maybe he will. Granted, Mankiw already posted a blog that Dodd supports a carbon tax, but I would've thought that such a public display of his ideology might prompt a response.

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